THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
92 min | 2019 | USA 
Directed by John Chester

Concession: $15
Full: $20 
Impact: $35

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Transitions Film Festival is delighted to be hosting an advanced preview screening of The Biggest Little Farm at Cinema Nova this December! The Biggest Little Farm has been dazzling and delighting audiences around the world, and has picked up a slew of industry and audience choice awards along the way. Join us for one of the ‘must-see’ environmental films of 2019 and help us increase our impact!

SYNOPSIS

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 endeavouring 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 Chester’s’ hope – but as their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.

RATING: PG

FILM AWARDS: Best Feature Documentary: BIFF, Audience Choice Awards: American Independents, Audience Choice Award: Docville, Audience Choice award Best Documentary: Hamptons International Film Festival, Winner Truly Moving Picture Award: Heartland Film, Nominee Best Feature Documentary: IDA awards, Audience Choice Award: Mill Valley Film Festival,  Audience Choice Award: Palm Springs Film Festival, Director’s Choice Award: Sedona International Film Festival, People’s Choice Award: Toronto International Film Festival. 

REVIEWS: 

“The Biggest Little Farm is one of this year’s best films” – San Francisco Chronicle

“An Inconvenient Truth’ meets ‘Babe’ or ‘The Good Earth” – Boston Globe

“In a time when climate news is near-uniformly depressing, this is a nature documentary that pays loving and hopeful tribute to the complex web of life – and it won’t scare your kids” – New York Post. 

“This is a must-see film, not just for the primer it offers in how foodways, farming practices and larger environmental forces are crucially connected, but for its dazzling imagery of nature in action”. – The Washington Post 

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Thank you to our friends at Cinema Nova and Madman for making this screening possible.