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THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

John Chester · USA · 2018 · 92 mins · PG
AwardsIMDbMetaCriticRotten Tomatoes 90%

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An idealistic L.A. couple—he’s a cameraman, she’s a private chef—move an hour north to pursue their back-to-the-land ideals. But dreams of happy sheep and peach trees soon yield to the cold realities of coyotes, record droughts, and rogue snails in writer-director John Chester’s winning, warm-hearted documentary.

Chester and his wife Molly purchase 130 acres of parched dirt. Dirt is dead; soil is alive with organisms, and that’s what they need to make this place begin to bloom—which they do with the help of a beatific mentor named Alan…

A thoughtful and often profoundly moving portrait of the remarkable work involved in producing mindful food—and an eloquent reminder that so much of what we take for granted on our plates is, in its own everyday way, a miracle. –Entertainment Weekly

“GENUINELY INVOLVING AND HEARTENING.”
–Hollywood Reporter

“Transcendentally beautiful tale of the struggle to reconcile humanity and nature.”
–Counterpunch.org
“HAS THE POWER TO GIVE BIRTH TO A NEW GENERATION OF FARMERS. –Film Journal International
“FEELS LIKE FRESH AIR FOR THE SOUL”  –Variety
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