Common Ground Movie Night

Jason Momoa holds sign reading "Common Ground"

Event Date

Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge, 1850 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145

Join us for dinner and a movie with a community of garden lovers ahead of the 2024 Grow Your Own Festival!

A striking wake-up call for the entire world, this dramatic and gorgeously shot doc focuses on the power of regenerative farming to transform the Earth, and how soil health is the key to all health. Filmmakers Rebecca and Josh Tickell dig into the impact contemporary agriculture has on everyday lives, with celebrities including Laura Dern, Jason Momoa, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, and Donald Glover introducing us to farmers, scientists, and concerned citizens on the literal ground working to save the planet. The film delves into the financial and political drivers behind farming decisions, including a look at the unsettling racial history of American agriculture, the role of government lobbyists, and the influence of chemical companies like Monsanto. Ultimately it delivers a hopeful message as a growing number of innovative farmers find strategies to not only produce nutritional food, but also revive our faltering ecosystem.

Kicking off the start of the popular Grow Your Own High Elevation Gardening Series in partnership with the Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners and Slow Food Lake Tahoe. Join us at Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge for a night of fun and community! Bring your friends and family for a special movie night under the stars. We'll be screening a film featured at the last year's 9th Tahoe Film Fest that celebrates the power of growing your own food and regenerative farming. Delicious snacks will be provided. Dinner and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the evening at a 20% discount. Representatives from UC Davis TERC, Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners, and Slow Food Lake Tahoe will be available to answer gardening questions and get you excited for the upcoming Tahoe growing season.

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In-person event details

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Film begins at 6:00 p.m.

For more information call 775-881-7560 or email

We are excited to partner with Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge as the location for the UC Davis TERC Science Speaker lecture series and other events to be held at Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge in Tahoe City (directions). Free self-parking on-site and across the street.

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