One Night Film Screening of "Common Ground"

Common Ground poster

Celebrate Earth Day with the film Common Ground, sequel to Kiss the Ground at the Varsity Cinema. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Cultivate: Local Food Connections and Urban Ambassadors about actions you can take to improve Iowa’s food system.

Iowa Organic Association supporters are invited to attend to network before and after the film screening. Please RSVP to let us know you're attending.

We encourage you to purchase tickets from Varsity Cinema directly.



By fusing journalistic expose’ with deeply personal stories from those on the front lines of the food movement, Common Ground unveils a dark web of money, power, and politics behind our broken food system. The film reveals how unjust practices forged our current farm system in which farmers of all colors are literally dying to feed us. The film profiles a hopeful and uplifting movement of white, black, and indigenous farmers who are using alternative “regenerative” models of agriculture that could balance the climate, save our health, and stabilize America’s economy – before it’s too late. Common Ground poster

Common Ground stars: Laura Dern, Rosario Dawson, Jason Momoa, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, and Ian Somerhalder

Director: Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell
Run Time: 105 min. Release Year: 2023

April 22, 2024 at 6:30pm - 9pm
The Varsity Cinema
1207 25th St
Des Moines, IA 50311
United States
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