The Biggest Little Farm

Directed by John Chester
104 minutes
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A genuine crowd-pleaser that follows filmmaker John Chester, his wife and dog as they chase their dream to set up a sustainable farm, with plenty of enthusiasm but zero experience.

It all started with rescue dog, Todd. He just didn’t like living downtown, so cameraman John and caterer Molly decided to up sticks and move to a rundown homestead an hour outside the city. Their aim was to farm in harmony with nature – but the snails, coyotes and bugs etc., had other ideas. Restoring the soil, fighting off infestations, nursing pregnant pigs, coping with fire and drought – it’s all in a day’s work for the determined couple. By year eight, the natural world is rebounding – barn owls, bobcats, gopher snakes and more – and Apricot Lane Farm is alive with infinite possibilities. Beautifully crafted, The Biggest Little Farm is an ode to goodhearted idealism and the beauty of the natural world.

Travelling Film Festival Newcastle, June 21 - 23: Tickets also available for The Biggest Little Farm at TFF Newcastle.

Flexipasses are not valid for Back by Popular Demand sessions Monday 17 June to Wednesday 19 June.
Audiences are invited to connect with the material as they might a good James Herriot story, forging a kind of familiarity that includes them in problem-solving each challenge, with the result that viewers share in the triumph of each tiny success.
Peter Debruge, Variety
If you think making an independent documentary is hard, try raising pigs and chickens.
David D’Arcy, Screen Daily

Films showing at this event:

Wed 5 June 6:15pm, Sat 8 June 4:30pm
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Wed 5 June
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
Past Event Cancel
Sat 8 June
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
Mon 17 June
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
Past Event Cancel
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Program Strand
Special Presentations, Festival Hits, Back By Popular Demand
In English
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
John Chester
Sandra Keats
John Chester
Amy Overbeck
Documentary, Environmental, Animals & Creatures, Biography, Family, Festival Award Winners, Food & Drink, Science & Tech
Company Credits
Distributor: Madman Entertainment
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