Nov 17: Inspirational Movie Night – A Place at the Table

aplaceatthetableEvery month we feature a movie with a spiritual theme — thought-provoking, moving or funny.  Come enjoy a movie with kindred spirits. Popcorn provided, but do bring your own beverage. Love offering gratefully accepted.

For October: A Place at the Table

50 Million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all.

Group Questions for discussion after the movie:

  1. How does this make you feel? Does this make you furious?
  2. How can you be both hungry and obese at the same time?
  3. A PLACE AT THE TABLE doesn’t offer any answers. Instead, it asks you to help find them by getting involved, which is the mark of an EXCELLENT DOCUMENTARY. How might you get involved?
  4. What do you think of this statement? “If another nation was doing this to our children, we’d be at war.” – Jeff Bridges, Founder of the End Hunger Network
  5. This movie forcefully makes the case that hunger has serious economic, social and cultural implications for the nation. How does this impact you personally?
  6. This movie addresses our country’s hunger crisis. But it also speaks to larger hungers. Hunger for independence, a dignified life, a better chance for one’s children – in short, the American Dream. What should the American public do to solve this?

More questions at TakePart.com’s Theatrical Discussion Guide (pdf)

Come enjoy popcorn and interesting spiritual discussion of this movie.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Theatre at Affinity Living Community; 860 W Baseline Rd Across from King Soopers on Route 7 at Highway 287. Call Pat Brazee at 303-880-9896 if no one is at door.