Long Beach’s only independent movie house, The Art Theatre, will host a screening of award-winning documentary “Common Ground” on Friday, March 15.

The screening, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will also include a Q&A panel after the movie is finished with Long Beach locals and environmental experts. Tickets for the event are $13.50 for adults, with discounts available for seniors, children, military and students.

The 2023 documentary explores the regenerative farming movement and is narrated by notable celebrities like Laura Dern, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and more.

In response to rapidly growing concerns around climate change, regenerative agriculture has risen to the forefront of conversations among scientists and advocates and has been posited as a key to yielding sustainable food.

The film follows farmers across the nation and their efforts to eliminate pesticides, re-introduce carbon into the soil and increase microbial activity in the ground. It will also address the food climate, including the money, politics and power behind the food production industry.

This is the second documentary on agriculture from directors Josh and Rebecca Tickell who previously won a Sundance Award for their documentary “Kiss the Ground.”

Ashley Craig of LB Reuses will moderate the post-screening panel featuring Chef Paul and Dana Buchanan of Primal Alchemy and Capt. Charlie Moore of the Moore Institute. The Q&A will last about 30 minutes during which attendees will be able to ask panelists about the film or their own sustainability efforts.

Local collective Long Beach Reuses aims to reduce single-use waste though education and events like BYO Week to encourage people to bring their own reusable containers into businesses.

Primal Alchemy, a Long Beach-based catering company headed by the Buchanans focuses on seasonal, locally sourced food with sustainable practices. Primal Alchemy often hosts community garden dinners and partners with other community groups like LB Fresh.

The Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research, co-founded by Moore, is a non-profit organization that seeks to better understand plastics in the environment. Moore has been growing organic produce at his home farm in Belmont Shore since 1974 and founded Long Beach Organic, a non-profit, which seeks to turn vacant lots around the city into organic community gardens. One of Long Beach’s community gardens in Memorial Heights is named after Moore.

The Art Theatre is at 2025 E. Fourth Street.