- Event Time 7:00 pm-9:30 pm
- Event Start Date 11/11/2018
- Event Location 111 S Grand Ave
The Starfish Throwers Documentary
Presented by Can the Griz
Sunday, November 11th
Doors open at 6:30pm,
movie starts at 7:00pm.
Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired schoolteacher discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger. Award-winning chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system in India, quits his job to begin a life of cooking and hand-delivering fresh meals to hundreds of people in his hometown. Katie Stagliano’s planting of a single cabbage seedling when she was nine years old blossoms into Katie’s Krops, a nonprofit with 73 gardens dedicated to ending hunger. Retired middle school teacher Mr. Law battles personal health issues as he hand delivers more than a thousand sandwiches nightly to the hungry in Minneapolis. This documentary tells tale of these remarkable individuals and the unexpected challenges they face. Despite being constantly reminded that hunger is far too big for one person to solve, they persevere and see their impact ripple further than their individual actions.
Free and open to the public.
Canned food or monetary donations are strongly encouraged.
“The most heartwarming film of 2014.”
-The Huffington Post
“The Starfish Throwers shows the power of one on a global scale…an
“Local filmmaker Jesse Roesler raised funds…to make this uplifting
documentary about three disparate optimists, and he skillfully weaves their
tales together for a powerful impact greater than the sum of its parts.”
-The Star Tribune 3.5/4✭
“The imagery in this film is so heartwarmingly authentic, I was on the verge of
happy tears the entire time. The amount of genuine non-judgment,
gratitude and compassion is enough to make an entire yoga class cry
“Jesse Roesler’s awe-inspiring, beautifully shot documentary…is humble in its
own right, letting the compassion on screen speak for itself.”
– Joyless Creatures: 4.5/5✭
“The Starfish Throwers will likely do two things to you: 1) inspire you to do
more to make a difference in the world, and 2) make you reevaluate your
priorities in life.”
– Documentary Talk: 4/5✭