Inspiring, thought-provoking and engaging, this multi-award winning film follows John and Molly Chester’s journey as they chase their dream to create a fully sustainable farm in the Californian foothills.
When rescue dog Todd’s barking causes an eviction notice from their city apartment, filmmaker John and his caterer wife Molly, set out to realise their dream of living a sustainable, rural life.
The Biggest Little Farm follows the couple’s journey as they strive to create an eco-friendly life of purpose with loads of enthusiasm but zero experience.
In their quest to create a farm which is in harmony with nature, the couple tackled a substantial learning curve and, paradoxically, nature itself. From drought and wildfire to insect infestations and animal illness, the film charts the development of Apricot Lane Farm from its early days as a barren and depleted environment to a thriving, interconnected ecosystem as the natural world rebounds, just eight years later.
Featuring breathtaking cinematography, The Biggest Little Farm is a beautifully crafted ode to environmental optimism, rewarding audiences with hope for the future and a renewed sense of the exquisite beauty of the natural world.
Cast & Crew
Director John Chester
Stars John Chester, Molly Chester
This year we’re pulling out all the stops to bring you our best BREC International Film Festival yet!
Our foyers and Box Office will stay open from 1.15pm every day of the Festival to meet all your ticketing needs and allow you time to relax before and between screenings.
Discover the wines of the South West on Fridays in the Sky Bar with cheese and biscuit platters available for purchase. On Saturday’s we’ll dim the lights and turn up the music. From 3.30pm on Sundays you can enjoy afternoon tea complete with scones and listen to live local musicians.
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