ITVS Community Cinema is presenting preview screenings of the documentary DIRT! The Movie during the month of March. If you’re reading this from outside Washington, DC, you can find a screening near you at

Actually, we’re talking about soil when we’re talking about sustainability and life. But “dirt” seems to give the title a little edge. Perhaps “Soil! The Movie” would’ve been a little…soily.”

If you’re in the DC area, you have two opportunities to attend a “Dirt!” event:
Sunday, March 21 at 3 PM Washington DC Jewish Community Center (1529 16th Street, NW)
Sunday, March 28 at 5 PM at Busboys and Poets (2021 14th Street, NW)

DC’s Dirt! events will have some great panelists thanks to Marsha Weiner of FoodMuse Media (a community partner for the DC presentations of Dirt! The Movie:

March 21 – Allan Baliett, the Farmer at Fresh and Local Community Supported Agriculture; Ariane Lotti of the Organic Farming Research Foundation; Kristen Santucci, Founder and “Mob Boss” DC Crop Mob “People for the Potomac.”

March 28 – Allan Baliett (see above); Kim Rush, Backyard Gardner/Educator; Kristen Santucci (see above).

There is a great discussion guide put together by ITVS (Independent Television Service). You can download a copy from this link. It includes filmmaker bios, resources, information, and question to explore. Gotta stop treating dirt like….dirt!

Community Cinema is FREE (no admission fee). Reservations highly recommended. Email dirt[at] or call 202-939-0794.