Special Film Screening: “The Starfish Throwers”


Friday, September 30, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm



The Irvington Farmer’s Market and the All Shorts Irvington Film Festival (As iFF) team up to present the feature documentary The Starfish Throwers on Friday September 30 at 7:30 pm at the Irvington Town Hall Theater.  This documentary shares the story of a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired schoolteacher living worlds apart yet discovering 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.

The award-winning documentary tells a 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. This film won the 2016 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Documentary, and numerous other international film awards (see below).

At the screening, audience members will learn about efforts to fight hunger right here in Westchester County where 200,000 of our neighbors are food insecure. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at www.irvingtontheater.com The Irvington Town Hall Theater is located at 85 Main Street, Irvington NY.

Festival Commendations and Awards:

-Global Health Competition Audience Award, 2014 Cleveland International Film Festival
-Human Spirit Award, 2014 Nashville Film Festival
-Best Feature Documentary, MN-Made Program, 2014 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
-Best Feature Documentary, Audience Award, 2014 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
-Best Documentary, 2014 Myrtle Beach Film Festival
-Best Overall Film, 2014 Myrtle Beach Film Festival
-Big Cheese Award, 2014 Port Townsend Film Festival
-Best Feature, 2014 Awareness Festival (Santa Monica, CA)
-Most Uplifting Feature, 2014 Awareness Festival (Santa Monica, CA)
-Best Feature Documentary, 2014 Washington West Film Festival (Washington, D.C.)
-Best Documentary, 2014 Big Water Film Festival (Ashland, WI)
-Spirit of Activism Award, 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival (Nevada City, CA)
-Special Mention Feature Documentary, 2015 Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)
-Best Environmental Film, Audience Award, 2015 Sedona International Film Festival
-Honorable Mention, 2015 Tasmanian Eco Film Festival (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)

-Best Documentary, 2016 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Irvington Town Hall Theater
85 Main Street
Irvington, NY 10533
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ticket pricing:

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- $10

Presenter: Irvington Town Hall Theater's All Shorts Irvington Film Festival and The Irvington Farmers Market
Presenter Phone: 9145916602
Presenter Website: www.irvingtontheater.com

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