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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, March 25, 2015 11B ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT The Town Hall Theatre, in partnership with the Plumas County Public Health Agency, will present a special free admission screening of the documentary film "A Place at the Table" on Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. Participant Media, the entertainment company responsible for such acclaimed documentaries as "An Inconvenient Truth," "Food, Inc." and "Waiting for 'Superman," turns its attention to the crisis of hunger in America today with "A Place at the Table." According to the film, hunger isn't just a problem for starving children in a distant third-world country. It's a very real issue for many people here in the United States, the wealthiest nation in the world. Despite having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans, says the film, the "| i ! "A Place at the Table" examines the fact that hunger isJeff Bridges, a passionate advocate for the end of hunger in widespread in America. Photos courtesy Plumas Arts America, is featured in "A Place at the Table." U.S. allows nearly 50 million film because he is a two songs for the film's straightforward, solvable people to be food insecure, passionate advocate for soundtrack, problem: hunger in the which means they don't know finding a solution to theAn LA Times reviewer said, United States." where their next meal is problem of hunger in this"The Sundance Film Festival Director/Producers Kristi coming from. country, is chock full of documentaries Jacobson and Lori Silverbush How is it possible for a The film's original music is ... about the troubles examine this issue through nation with so much food to by Grammy and Academy besetting America ... but 'A the lens of three Americans have so much hunger? Award winner T Bone Place at the Table' may rank who struggle daily with this Jeff Bridges said he Burnett and the popular duo among the most moving in issue, interwoven with requested to be a part of this The Civil Wars, who recorded that it tackles a seemingly insights from experts and the ril ordinary citizens and activists who are working to improve.the lives of others. Through this mosaic, the film reveals the serious economic, social and cultural implications hunger poses for the nation and the systemic issues that cause inequality of access to healthy food. Moreover, the film shows that this is a problem that America has solved in the past, and can solve again, if average Americans demand it. This screening is part of a partnership between Plumas Arts and the Plumas County Public Health Agency that will present a series of movie events and public forums around health issues made possible by 20,000 Lives grant funding. The next scheduled events are "Elevate Tahoe: Food Sustainability at 6,000 Feet" on April 28 and a debut of the Public Health Agency's student PhotoVoice project May 13. Students from Indian Valley Elementary School line up for a special screening of "Paddington" in by Ginny Yagerhofer -- 85 total -- Quincy. Photos COMING SOON TO TOWN HALL THEATRE Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring. Based on the 1987 true story, McFarland, USA follows novice runners from McFarland, ~,/ ......... an economically challenged town in Nc~A~LAND California's farm-rich Central Valley, as they USA ..... give their all to build a cross-country team ................................ ............... under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys' exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent--the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an endur- ing legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream. C.O~ .00~: TOI, UH HALL THFRTR[ 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com Students treated to special field trip On Friday, March 20, at 10 a.m. 85 Indian Valley Elementary School students attended a private screening of "Paddington" at the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy. School field trip funds designated for a group cultural outing were used to pay a discounted admission price, and buy a small popcorn and water for each student. Organizers reported that while at the theatre students learned how lucky a small town like Quincy is to still have a movie theatre and that it remains open because last year the community raised enough to pay for a new Projectionist Barbara Stricker prepares 85 drinks and bags of popcorn for Indian Valley Elementary School students. digital projector and screen Town Hall Theatre staff and repairs to the building, also educated the audience on polite and proper behavior in a movie theatre so that everyone in the audience can enjoy a movie together. Students were told that appropriate behavior involves turning cellphones completely off when coming into the theatre, being quiet when films are showing, not putting feet up or pushing on seats in front and picking up all concession cups and wrappers and putting them in the trash cans on the way out. Representatives of Plumas Arts and the Town Hall Theatre said they are very pleased to have the theatre used by the community like this. 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