The Biggest Little Farm


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The successes and failures of a couple determined to live in harmony with nature on a farm outside of Los Angeles are lovingly chronicled by filmmaker farmer John Chester in this inspiring documentary.

“Inspirational …  feels like fresh air for the soul.” – Peter Debruge, Variety

In 2011, Chester and his wife, professional chef Molly Chester, made a life-altering decision: the couple left their jobs to move to a patch of land north of Los Angeles and build a farm from the ground up. Motivated by their desire to both live a life outside of the city and provide a better life for their rescue dog, Todd, the couple waded through disastrous weather, predators, and local diseases over the next seven years as they devoted themselves to the creation of Apricot Lane Farms, with John documenting their progress every step of the way. Teeming with stunningly beautiful images of flora and fauna — and a pregnant hog that will melt your heart — The Biggest Little Farm is a testament to idealism. For urban viewers, it’s a necessary confrontation with how our food is grown. It’s also a family adventure, full of suspense and emotion that will leave a lump in your throat. (Dir. by John Chester, 2019, USA, 91 mins., Rated PG)