First Friday Film Series

At First Unitarian Society, we are dedicated to issues of social justice and change. As part of this work, we offer the First Friday Film Series. Each month we choose a film that highlights an issue of importance to our values, and offer a free screening to members of our congregation and the broader community. All are welcome! With questions, please contact Social Justice Coordinator Kristi Sprague at

Date change! This event has been moved from Friday, April 5 to Saturday, April 27.

This Month's Film

Coming to First Unitarian Society for its first public showing in Wisconsin, Common Ground is a new film about how regenerating the world’s soils has the potential to rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies. This film explains why transitioning to regenerative agriculture could be key in rehabilitating the planet while simultaneously invigorating a new sense of hope and inspiration in viewers.

People are calling Common Ground “The Most Important Film You’ll Ever Watch”—which is a really big claim. But it just may be true.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024

Time: 6:30 pm – 9 pm

Sponsored by: The Climate Action Team

Desserts and beverages served! 

About the Film

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 expose’ 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.