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700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Good for Groups, Movies, Nature, Social Good
Common Ground is the sweeping and uplifting story of the pioneers of the “Regenerative Movement” who are creating a new food system that produces tremendous quantities of nutritionally dense food while balancing the climate, healing our bodies, and bringing our entire ecosystem back to life. Join us for a film screening of this movie! Please register on our Eventbrite page.
Common Ground (2023 | Not Rated | 1 hour and 45 minutes) is the highly anticipated sequel to the juggernaut success documentary, Kiss the Ground, which touched over 1 billion people globally and inspired the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to put $20 billion toward soil health. By fusing journalistic exposé 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. For more information, visit https://commongroundfilm.org/.
Directors, Writers, and Producers JOSH and REBECCA TICKELL are a multi-award-winning filmmaking couple who specialize in films that present solutions to big environmental problems including “Fuel”, “The Big Fix”, “Pump”, “Good Fortune”, “On Sacred Ground”, “Regenerate Ojai”, and “Kiss the Ground” (Netflix / Woody Harrelson).
Rebecca Harrell Tickell got her start in the movie business as the child star of the Christmas Classic movie, “Prancer”, produced by Raphaella De Lorentis. She went on to act in and eventually produce and direct numerous films.
Josh Tickell began his career as an environmental activist by driving “The Veggie Van” across America on used fryer oil in 1997. The Veggie Van and Tickell’s efforts to alert the nation to alternatives to oil became the subject of the Tickell’s first collaborative film, “Fuel”. Together, the Tickells founded Big Picture Ranch in Ojai, California in 2012. Big Picture Ranch is the only working farm ranch which also serves as a film studio committed to films that awaken the world to environmental solutions.
Films from the Tickells and Big Picture Ranch have been shown in the White House, have won over 100 prestigious film and humanitarian awards including the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Sundance, been shortlisted for an Oscar, have been seen by over 250 million people and have inspired over $20 billion dollars to be invested into renewable energy and regenerative agriculture globally.
The principal cast includes LAURA DERN, ROSARIO DAWSON, JASON MOMOA, WOODY HARRELSON, IAN SOMERHALDER, and DONALD GLOVER.
This program is presented in partnership with the Boston Film Festival. For more information about BFF, visit their website.