The Biggest Little Farm

Director: John Chester 2018 91 Minutes PG
The Biggest Little Farm Mon 07 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 12:00pm 95mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket
The Biggest Little Farm Sat 12 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 12:45pm 95mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre

This delightful and stunningly shot documentary follows John and Molly Chester on their eight-year journey to turn 200 acres of neglected land into a thriving eco-farm.

Aspiring farmers John and Molly abandon their unsatisfying urban existence to risk it all on an unorthodox approach to agriculture in rural California. Their embryonic Apricot Lane Farm is immediately beset by challenges — from pests and wildfires to California’s longest drought in a millennium — that require a deep well of resilience and innovation to overcome. Endearing and thought-provoking in equal measure, The Biggest Little Farm raises pertinent questions about how ecosystems function and what it means to live in harmony with nature.


Director:John Chester
Producer:John Chester, Sandra Keats
Cast:John Chester, Molly Chester
Script:John Chester
Program strand:Documentaries