Anti-hunger film to screen in Portland

PORTLAND – Preble Street’s Maine Hunger Initiative is hosting the Portland premiere of "A Place at the Table," a documentary film on food insecurity, on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m., at Nickelodeon Cinemas, 1 Temple St.

An official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, "A Place at the Table" tells the real-life stories of three people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. It’s estimated that 50 million Americans are food-insecure.

The film also includes commentary by experts on hunger, and from two celebrities – Tom Colicchio, of the TV reality show "Top Chef," and Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges.

Following the screening, local anti-hunger leaders will lead a panel discussion exploring possible solutions to hunger in Maine.

More information and ticket reservations are available through Preble Street’s website.