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THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
The Screening Room
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 8:15 PM
A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.
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General Admission Adult Evening - $9.00
General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $6.50
General Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $6.50
General Admission Seniors (60+) - $6.50

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Extended by popular demand - at FilmScene for one more week! Must close June 13!

$1 from each ticket presented to Field to Family and their work to create a more local, healthy and sustainable regional food system. Co-presented by New Pioneer Co-op.

"A must-see. This engaging, illuminating, sometimes painfully moving film possesses enormous value."
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"May revive your wonder at the weird but ultimately awe-inspiring ways in which humans can help nature do its work."
- Glenn Kenny, New York Times

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Toronto International Film Festival, Doc NYC, Teluride Film Festival
WINNER - Mill Valley Film Festival: Audience Favorite

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature.

The land they've chosen, however, is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought. The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 crops, and bringing in animals of every kind - including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster.

When the farm's ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, so does the Chesters' hope - but as their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.