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The Biggest Little Farm
BUY TICKETS 8pm Monday 20 January
DIRECTOR John Chester
A wonderful and joyous documentary about a couple’s attempt to run a farm outside Los Angeles in harmony with nature, with hundreds of crops and no pesticides.
This delightful and inspiring documentary chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland outside Los Angeles, attempting to fulfil their dream of harvesting in harmony with nature. With humour and dogged perseverance, the Chesters face the many challenges nature throws at them, with a cast of captivating animals at their side. Full of wit and warmth and breathtaking cinematography, this is a timely clarion call to preserve biodiversity – not destroy it – for the sake of our planet.
(2018 USA 91 mins)
This wonderful doc is possibly the most joyous 90 minutes you’ll spend in a cinema this year. Life, death, rebirth, growth and the possibility of a cross-species friendship between a pig and a rooster: it’s all here in a film that feels simultaneously cosmic, elemental and personal. Best of all, it’ll leave you feeling oddly hopeful for the planet … The Biggest Little Farm is a hymn to resilience – of people and the natural world. Phil de Semlyen, Time Out
BBFC advice: Contains mild threat and images of dead and injured animals
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