“Off the Beaten Path: Aaron’s Story” is an award-winning documentary film by Steve Date featuring the story of Aaron Westendorp, the son of parishioners Krista and Doug Westendorp. Born with multiple neurological handicaps, Aaron’s doctors told his parents he had no chance of survival. His parents ignored the doctors’ advice and took him home. Now 38 years old and living independently, Aaron has defied the odds and lives life on his own terms.
Aaron may be the only non-verbal radio host in America. His audience at KFAI Radio in Minneapolis and listeners to his podcast, Aaron’s Cavalcade of the Mind, relish his sense of humor and revelations about life. When he’s not promoting music or news programming, he enjoys watching baseball and playing percussion at live music events. Come enjoy this inspiring account of Aaron’s life journey on the big screen, followed by conversation with the filmmaker, Aaron’s family, and Aaron himself. Watch the trailer.
Saturday, Sept. 30, St. Jane House Garden or Carriage House
1403 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis
6:15 p.m. – Arrivals, snacks and drinks
7 p.m. – Film showing
8 p.m. – Post film conversation
RSVP required. Suggested donation: $5-10.