THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

Showings

Scene 1 Fri, Apr 26 6:00 PM
The Screening Room Fri, May 24 12:45 PM
The Screening Room Fri, May 24 3:00 PM
The Screening Room Fri, May 24 5:30 PM
The Screening Room Fri, May 24 7:45 PM
Scene 1 Sat, May 25 1:00 PM
Scene 1 Sat, May 25 3:15 PM
Scene 1 Sat, May 25 5:30 PM
Scene 1 Sat, May 25 7:45 PM
The Screening Room Sun, May 26 12:30 PM
The Screening Room Sun, May 26 3:00 PM
The Screening Room Sun, May 26 5:15 PM
The Screening Room Sun, May 26 7:30 PM
Scene 1 Mon, May 27 1:00 PM
Scene 1 Mon, May 27 3:15 PM
Scene 1 Mon, May 27 5:30 PM
Scene 1 Mon, May 27 7:45 PM
Scene 1 Tue, May 28 3:00 PM
Scene 1 Tue, May 28 5:15 PM
Scene 1 Tue, May 28 7:30 PM
Scene 1 Wed, May 29 1:00 PM
Scene 1 Wed, May 29 3:15 PM
Scene 1 Wed, May 29 5:30 PM
Scene 1 Wed, May 29 7:45 PM
Scene 1 Thu, May 30 3:00 PM
Scene 1 Thu, May 30 5:15 PM
Scene 1 Thu, May 30 7:30 PM
The Screening Room Fri, May 31 12:30 PM
The Screening Room Fri, May 31 2:45 PM
The Screening Room Fri, May 31 5:30 PM
The Screening Room Fri, May 31 7:45 PM
The Screening Room Sat, Jun 1 12:30 PM
The Screening Room Sat, Jun 1 2:45 PM
The Screening Room Sat, Jun 1 5:30 PM
The Screening Room Sat, Jun 1 7:45 PM
The Screening Room Sun, Jun 2 11:30 AM
The Screening Room Sun, Jun 2 1:45 PM
The Screening Room Sun, Jun 2 4:30 PM
The Screening Room Sun, Jun 2 6:45 PM
The Screening Room Mon, Jun 3 4:00 PM
The Screening Room Mon, Jun 3 6:15 PM
The Screening Room Mon, Jun 3 8:45 PM
The Screening Room Tue, Jun 4 4:00 PM
The Screening Room Tue, Jun 4 6:15 PM
The Screening Room Tue, Jun 4 8:45 PM
The Screening Room Wed, Jun 5 4:00 PM
The Screening Room Wed, Jun 5 6:15 PM
The Screening Room Wed, Jun 5 8:30 PM
The Screening Room Thu, Jun 6 4:00 PM
The Screening Room Thu, Jun 6 6:15 PM
The Screening Room Thu, Jun 6 8:45 PM
The Screening Room Fri, Jun 7 5:15 PM
The Screening Room Fri, Jun 7 7:30 PM
The Screening Room Fri, Jun 7 9:45 PM
The Screening Room Sat, Jun 8 12:15 PM
The Screening Room Sat, Jun 8 5:30 PM
The Screening Room Sat, Jun 8 7:45 PM
Scene 1 Sun, Jun 9 12:15 PM
The Screening Room Sun, Jun 9 3:30 PM
The Screening Room Sun, Jun 9 5:45 PM
The Screening Room Mon, Jun 10 4:00 PM
The Screening Room Mon, Jun 10 8:45 PM
The Screening Room Tue, Jun 11 4:00 PM
The Screening Room Tue, Jun 11 6:15 PM
The Screening Room Tue, Jun 11 8:15 PM
The Screening Room Wed, Jun 12 4:00 PM
The Screening Room Wed, Jun 12 6:15 PM
The Screening Room Wed, Jun 12 8:15 PM
The Screening Room Thu, Jun 13 4:00 PM
The Screening Room Thu, Jun 13 6:15 PM
The Screening Room Thu, Jun 13 8:15 PM
Series Info
Series:New Release Films
Science on Screen
Film Info
Rating:PG
Runtime:91 minutes
Director:John Chester
Year Released:2019
Production Country:USA
Language:English

Description

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.

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