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The Starfish Throwers in Minneapolis

Posted by Jon Thompson on August 24, 2014

What would you give to fight a battle you can never win?

Bolster Story Director Jesse Roesler’s award-winning documentary film, The Starfish Throwers, celebrates its first week-long theatrical run in Minneapolis on September 12-18 with The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul at St. Anthony Main Theatre—which coincides with Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month. The film is a Bolster co-production.

The Starfish Throwers explores how three of the world’s most fiercely compassionate individuals struggle to restore hope to the hopeless in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways—including Minneapolis’ own “sandwich man” Allan Law. Selected by Toronto’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival as one of its “Best of Hot Docs” to screen in Vancouver this year, the film’s recently been highlighted onUpworthy.

A portion of the proceeds from some of the screenings in Minneapolis will go to the three charitable organizations featured in the film (Minneapolis Recreation Development, Katie’s Krops, Akshaya Trust), as well as several local charitable organizations—including The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis, and Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.


Topics: Storytelling