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The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

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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John Chester ... Himself
Molly Chester Molly Chester ... Herself
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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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Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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FarmLore Films See more »
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Amazing!!!
15 November 2018 | by bphammondSee all my reviews

I had the privilege to see this great documentary at the Napa Valley Film festival 2018. It had me tearing up with emotion throughout the whole movie. 8 years of hard work & love. See this on a big screen if possible because the animal and nature scenes are beautiful & unbelievable. Actually the whole story is amazing. Loved it!


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