The Biggest Little Farm

Thurs 4 Nov 2021, 8pm
Film screening and Q&A
Lighthouse, Poole | Cinema

The Biggest Little Farm film poster
The Biggest Little Farm. Directed by John Chester.

Film screening and Q&A with Dorset organic farmers Will and Pam Best

Thursday 4 November 2021, 8pm
Lighthouse, Poole | Cinema
Tickets: £5 + 85p booking fee
Dir. John Chester | 2018 | PG | 1h 31m
Q&A will follow the screening, approx 20 mins

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 endeavouring 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. 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 realise that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.


Tickets: £5 + 85p booking fee
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Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre For The Arts
21 Kingland Road
Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG
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Part of Cape Farewell’s wAteR-climaTe festival at Lighthouse, Poole, 3–10 Nov 2021. An inspiring and provocative climate and art festival featuring new visual art, film, spoken word, music, poetry and debate. Bringing current climate science to life with simplicity and directness. Find out more

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

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