Update: Corner House will offer a special screening of A Place at the Table on Sunday, March 3; the film opens tonight at the Mayan.
With appearances by Jeff Bridges and executive producer (and Westword favorite) Tom Colicchio, and music by T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars, the documentary A Place at the Table has a lot of star power to drive home its urgent message about hunger in America. But the people who steal the show are the Coloradans who make the point by telling their stories in front of the camera.
The most affecting figure in the film is Rosie, a fifth-grader in Collbran, Colorado, who talks with heartbreaking sincerity about her food insecurity. Leslie Nichols is the teacher who delivers food donations to Rosie and other needy families in Collbran. Westword sat down with Nichols and Table's co-director Kristi Jacobson to talk about Colorado's hunger crisis, what's happened with Rosie since the filming, and what you can do to help.
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