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The Big Little Farm: The 91 minute documentary shot over 8 years (Interview)

Media Screening (Neon Films)
Documentary (USA)
Duration: 91 minutes

A testament to the immense richness 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 endeavoring 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, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind– including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster.  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 realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.

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All Night Cine-Love in movie marathon: 10pm-7.30am at Dendy Newtown, 8-9 June

Dendy Newtown will host ‘All Night Cine-Love In’, a late night marathon of movies that have been especially curated as part of Sydney Film Festival.    Screening from 10pm to through to 7.30am from 8-9 June, it’s been curated by Festival Program Manager,  Jenny Neighbour, who celebrates her 30th Festival with 4 weird and wonderful films that changed her cinematic world view.  “These films hark back to my time as an arts student in London in the early ’80s and discovering the capital’s legendary Scala Cinema – a true movie treasure trove, from the days when films weren’t accessible online or even in stores. It’s there I discovered that films could be provocative, trashy, surreal, troubling, and not always in English,” she says.

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