About this film

The highly anticipated sequel to the juggernaut success documentary, “Kiss the Ground,” “Common Ground” fuses journalistic expose’ with deeply personal stories from those on the front lines of the food movement, unveiling 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.

With the film: This film is being presented in collaboration with Frame as a Dinner and a Movie experience. It will include a wood-fired, vegetable-forward dinner by Chef Joseph VanWagner. All the menu details are below the trailer on this page.

“Common Ground” dinner by Chef Joseph VanWagner

(( 1 ))
Farm Snacks
Cress pillow, Whipped cheese, Herbs, Cress Salad, Peach Vinegar
Confit Pork Belly, Pickled Wild Morel, Smoked Mulberry Sauce
Oxtail Croquette, Celery Root Mayo
Beet Soda, Fresh Herbs, Kombu, Wild Sumac

(( 2 ))
Rabbit Pierogi
Rabbit Sausage, Fiddlehead Fern, Pea, Pearl Onion,
Summer Truffle, Buttermilk Foam, Rabbit Jus

(( 3 ))
Braised and Compressed Beef
Mushroom Farce, Nettle Cavatelli, Pickled Mushrooms,
Loveage, Sunchoke Chip

(( 4 ))
Thyme Gelato
Rhubarb Confit, Financier, Rhubarb Chips


5:30 p.m. Fri., April 12, Frame

($95 plus taxes and fees, includes dinner)

Not available virtually 


Josh Tickell,
Rebecca Tickell

Josh Tickell,
Rebecca Tickell,
Eric Dillon

Josh Tickell,
Rebecca Tickell,
Johnny O’Hara

Laura Dern,
Jason Momoa,
Rosario Dawson,
Ian Somerhalder,
Woody Harrelson,
Donald Glover

of photography:
Simon Balderas,
Joaquim Adrià Pujol

Ryan A. Nichols,
Anthony Ellison

Original music by:
Jim Fairchild,
Jacob Snider

Josh Tickell,
Rebecca Tickell,
Eric Dillon

Executive producers:
Bill and Laurie Benenson,
Jan Ellison Baszucki,
Ian Somerhalder,
John Paul DeJoria

Running time:
1 hour, 45 minutes

Country of origin:


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