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9/27/2019 7:30 p.m.

The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

The Biggest Little Farm is a 2018 American documentary film, directed by Emmy Award winning director John Chester. The film follows Chester, his wife Molly, and their dog, as they ambitiously attempt to turn Apricot Lane Farms--200 acres of land--into a sustainable farm. Apricot Lane Farms is located in Moorpark, California, outside of Los Angeles.

Statements from various reviews of the film . . . From Variety: Peter DeBruge noted that it "feels like fresh air for the soul." From New York Times: critic Glenn Kenny wrote "it may also revive your wonder at the weird but ultimately awe-inspiring ways in which humans can help nature do its work". From The Los Angeles Times: Robert Abele wrote that the film is a "lush tour of transformed land and photogenic fauna, is so appealing as a chronicle of dedicated do-gooders who actually did good (and shot every frame of it). . . . Watching the Chesters fight past disillusionment to learn the real lessons of harvesting in communion with nature is what gives the movie its rousing, illuminating power."

Rating: PG
Stars: John Chester, Molly Chester, Matthew Polachowski
Director: John Chester
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes

Doors open at 7:00pm, and the film starts at 7:30pm. Your donations for organic popcorn help us to renew the library's movie license.

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