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MN Made: The Starfish Throwers

MN Made: The Starfish Throwers

MN Made: The Starfish Throwers

Dir. Jesse Roesler
83 min

MN Made

Tuesday, July 30
Party: 6:00pm at Pracna
Screening: 7:15pm at The Main Cinema

The screening will be followed by a conversation with filmmaker Jesse Roesler.

About the Film

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.  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.

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 the tale of these remarkable individuals and the challenges they face when upholding their values and forging their own path of service to others.

The MN Made series celebrates the dynamic range of films made by Minnesota filmmakers and artists. Presented by MSP Film in partnership with FilmNorth and Minnesota Film & TV.

Film Details

Program: MN Made
Release Year: 2014
Runtime: 83 min
Country/Region: USA
Language: English
Tags: Documentary, MN Made


Director: Jesse Roesler
Executive Producer: Dan Satorius
Producer: Melody Gilbert, Jesse Roesler
Cinematographer: Jesse Roesler
Editor: Bill Kersey
Principal Cast: Narayanan Krishnan, Katie Stagliano, Allan Law


The Main 3

Tuesday, July 30th