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.

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Please note online bookings end Thu 7th November, 5pm. After this time tickets are sold at the venue, subject to availability.
If you think making an independent documentary is hard, try raising pigs and chickens.
David D'Arcy, Screen Daily

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Sat 9 November
Cairns Central Cinema
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In English
John Chester
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