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The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

PG | | Documentary | 10 May 2019 (USA)
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Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

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John Chester
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Credited cast:
John Chester ... Self
Molly Chester Molly Chester ... Self
Lydia Marie Hicks Lydia Marie Hicks ... Volunteer Farmer
Matthew Pilachowski Matthew Pilachowski ... Singing Wedding Guest
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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 different 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 ... Written by NEON

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements. | See all certifications »

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John Chester: This all started with a promise that we would leave the big city and build a life in perfect harmony with nature.
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Sun, Flood, or Drought
Written by Scott Avett and Seth Avett
Performed by The Avett Brothers
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Great story, well constructed narrative and stunning cinematography.
19 January 2019 | by bdorfmanSee all my reviews

Saw this at the Palm Springs Film Festival and it stood out as one of the best docs I've seen. Lot's of good life lessons for all, delivered with imagery that's hard to imagine you could capture. See it on a big screen if you can!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Reno, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$110,492, 12 May 2019

Gross USA:

$4,366,949

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,248,412
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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