'The Biggest Little Farm (PG) Shown at this year's International Film Festival, Uplifting, educational, and entertaining, The Biggest Little Farm is an environmental advocacy documentary with a satisfying side dish of hope for the future. 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. Chester's film induces a rare tranquility with its rapturous images of wild creatures... Amazing photography. The search for balance gives this film tension, and it's gratifying to see the old ways working.
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The Biggest Little Farm is filmmaker John Chester's love letter to his wife Molly and their joint vision to live a life of purpose -- all thanks to a dog they rescued. John, a cameraman and documentarian, and Molly, a private chef, bring their rescue dog Todd to their tiny Santa Monica apartment. But because of his incessant barking, the landlord evicts them. This prompts the Chesters to fulfil a shared dream of living a rural life on a fully self-sustainable farm. So, after writing a business plan and sharing their vision far and wide, they find enough investors to embark on their journey. John and Molly enlist help from biodynamic farm expert/mentor/guru Alan York, who mentors and designs the entire farm for them, making sure they understand the importance of biodiversity -- from the animals they raise to the microorganisms in the soil to the 75 varieties of fruit trees they plant. John, who narrates the film, films over seven years; the documentary begins with the panic of the 2018 wildfire and then rewinds to share the year-by-year ups and downs of facing and overcoming challenge after challenge.