Friday, October 20, 2023 | 7 PM
The Texas Theatre

Common Ground with Donna Missal

About the Event

Donna Missal will be joining us as we kick off the 2023 EarthX Film & Music Festival at the historic Texas Theater. Don’t miss this incredible event which includes a screening of Common Ground, the follow-up film to Kiss the Ground from filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell.  Doors to the venue will open at 6pm, and guests are invited to come enjoy a drink at the bar and find a seat in the theater.  The program will begin promptly at 7pm. This feature will explore the regenerative farming movement as narrated by Rosario Dawson, Laura Dern, Jason Momoa and others. Following the screening, we will be joined by filmmaker, Josh Tickell, special film guests and local farmers for further conversation around the subject.  Donna Missal will also be taking the stage with an unforgettable musical performance.

After the show, join us for a short walk from the Texas Theater to the delicious Casa del Vegano for some good food, drinks and a dance party.


Ticket Breakdown:

$37 – Film Screening, live Q & A + concert by Donna Missal
$50 – same as above + after party 

Get tickets early for Earlybird prices, 15% off until October 9, 2023

Common Ground

Directed by: Rebecca and Josh Tickell | Total Runtime: 109 minutes

From Kiss the Ground filmmakers Rebecca and Josh Tickell, Common Ground, narrated by Laura Dern, emphasizes the need to face the reality of our food systems and how profits and power are the driving force behind them. This issue affects all Americans, from the soil we stand on to the toxic air we breathe. Fighting against agro-chemical business in favor of regenerative farming is presented as a clear, bipartisan necessity for the health of our country, its people, and our collective future.––Daniela Leal

Common Ground is the recipient of the 2023 Human/Nature Award, a prize established to amplify a film that best exemplifies solution-oriented environmental storytelling.

Join us after the show at
Casa Del Vegano

Join us for a short walk from the Texas Theater to the delicious Casa del Vegano for some good food, drinks and a dance party by Dallas local favorite, DJ Tony Schwa!

Live Performance by

Donna Missal

Donna Missal started out as a songwriter and backing artist, collaborating with artists like Tinashe, Sharon Van Etten, Macklemore, and Lee Fields, and landing a publishing contract in her early 20s. After her 2020 release of ‘Lighter’, Missal became a sought-out vocalist, tapped to contribute a cover of Cigarettes After Sex’s “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby” for the Oscar-winning film ‘Promising Young Woman’. In the past five years, Donna has collected tens of millions of streams across platforms, cultivated a passionate fan base for her heartfelt songwriting, played festivals from Bonnaroo to Bottle Rock, and toured with high-profile artists including Lewis Capaldi, CHVRCHES, and King Princess. Rolling Stone calls her music “stunning”, and Billboard has hailed her “drop kick of a vocal.”

Q&A guests


Josh Tickell

Josh Tickell is a keynote speaker, best selling author and award-winning film director who specializes in films with a social message. He has directed and co-directed a large catalogue of environmental feature films (including FUEL and Kiss the Ground, among others) that have garnered global attention and action.  He will join the 2023 festival with his latest feature, Common Ground, which he co-directed with his wife, Rebecca Tickell.

Hugh Aljoe

Hugh Aljoe serves as the director of ranches, outreach and partnerships for Noble Research Institute.* He also serves as a subject matter expert in the areas of pasture and range stewardship and adaptive grazing management.  Hugh will join us for a conversation about the regenerative farming movement following the screening of Common Ground.

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