The Biggest Little Farm — Official Trailer


added: Tue, Jan 29th '19

An ambitious Los Angeles couple face a number of daunting challenges as they strive to become successful farmers in this part-nature documentary, part-home video diary.

Check out the official trailer for the festival hit "The Biggest Little Farm," from Daytime Emmy-winning documentarian John Chester (Super Soul Shorts: The Orphan & Worry for Maggie).

In what is essentially an autobiographical documentary, filmmaker John Chester and his wife Molly filmed themselves for several years as they made the life-changing decision to move out of the city to pursue their dream of building a 200-acre organic farm, complete with its own unique ecosystem that includes pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, hens, horses, cattle, and one brown swiss dairy cow named "Maggie."

The film follows John and Molly as they struggle and stumble at every stage of transforming a parched, uncultivated land into a thriving micro-ecosystem filled with wildlife and nutrient-rich foods, for which they now call "Apricot Lane Farms."

Currently screening at this year's Sundance Film Festival, "The Biggest Little Farm" is scheduled to open theatrically on April 5th. Watch the trailer, above.

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 endeavoring 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 Chesters' 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.


directed by   John Chester

release date   April 5, 2019 (in theaters)

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