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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 ... 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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farm | pig | dog | hog farm | See All (4) »

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

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USA

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English

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10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unsere grosse kleine Farm See more »

Filming Locations:

Reno, Nevada, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$110,492, 12 May 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$413,154, 19 May 2019
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FarmLore Films See more »
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A wonderful, inspirational film
12 January 2019 | by hypnosueSee all my reviews

We saw The Biggest Little Farm today at The Palm Springs Film Festival and thoroughly enjoyed this true challenging story of a couple who develops Apricot Lane Farms into a biodeverse farm. Highly recommend this film!


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