Thu, May 23 7:30 pm

Join us at 7:00 PM on the patio with the Littleton Food Co-op for spring delights from Small Axe Farm.

7:30 PM: Evan Perkins of Small Axe Farm will begin the evening with a discussion of his experiences practicing regenerative agriculture followed by the film Common Ground.

Directors: Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell, Cast: Ray Archuleta, Gabe Brown, Rick Clark, Winner Tribeca Film Festival Human/Nature Award, Winner Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award, NR

Common Ground 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.

The Colonial Theatre’s New Leaf series is created in partnership with the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust and highlights films about the natural world. This screening of Common Ground is presented in collaboration with our community partner, the Littleton Food Co-op.