THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

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Showings

Scene 1 Fri, Apr 26 6:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Science on Screen
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:91 minutes
Director:John Chester
Year Released:2019
Production Country:USA
Language:English

Description

 Followed by a conversation with local farmers to be announced!

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.


Presented as part of Science on Screen® - An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.


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