Host a Community Screening

Want to host a community screening of Final Straw: Food, Earth, Happiness? Great! Hosting a community screening in your city, town, or neighborhood is a powerful way to spark action, and we have put together a bunch of resources to help you make it happen!


The ‘royalty free’ screening kit is applicable to free or donation-based community screenings only. If you host a screening under this license, you are not allowed to charge an admission fee. In all cases, we request that you email us at to let us know the date/time/place of your screening so we can help advertise it on our website.

Any screening that is not conducted under the free/donation-based scheme must be done by purchasing the Public Screening License Version of the film. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at the above address and we’ll help sort it out!

In all cases, please respect our efforts as filmmakers who gave away nearly all our possessions, chose to become homeless, and spent our entire (meager) life savings and five years of our life to make this film. If you truly can not afford to buy the film, please send us a note at the above email. We’re pretty nice people and we’ll figure out an alternative. It is our primary concern to allow anyone who genuinely wants to see the film to see it!

+ Get the Screening Kit

This PDF contains all the information you need to host your own screening. Please download and read this before you begin. It’s also a handy reference guide to help you along with the event:

+ Download and Watch the Film

We hope you’ve watched it already, but if you haven’t, the film can be downloaded here for a small fee:

Note: We understand what it’s like to not have the financial means to pay for something. If you truly can’t afford the download fee, or do not have the means to pay digitally, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help you find an alternative way to see the film.

+ Download Promotion Materials

Some useful materials to help you promote the screening:

+ Donate to Final Straw

In-lieu of demanding an up front screening fee from you (as most documentary films do), we trust that you will donate a percentage of your screening event’s proceeds to Final Straw. Many community groups happily donate 100% of the proceeds from their screening events to ensure that Final Straw can continue our pioneering social and ecological advocacy work, but we trust you to make this decision based on your own situation.

If you do not collect donations from your participants, or if you end up not having any proceeds left after covering your own costs, we won’t hold it against you, won’t hunt you down, and we won’t sue you. Just let us know how it all went any way, we’d love to hear about all of the screenings that happen!

If you’re confused as to what we’re talking about, or how this all works, make sure to download our screening kit to read about the process. When all else fails, contact us with your questions.