The film started out as a collection of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Shorts about the farm’s animals, including the Daytime Emmy-winning Saving Emma, about their pregnant pig, which gave birth to an astonishing litter of 17 piglets and developed a potentially fatal infection. The feature-length documentary doesn’t stint on the gorgeously lit footage of precious piglets, shaggy calves and fluffy puppies, with heartwarming tales.Read more
Many people have plans or ideas about what they would love to do. Seldom do those dreams come true. But that’s not the case with John Chester and his wife Molly as this intriguing documentary unveils.
They picked a spot, 200 acres of land in Ventura County, California to start their farm and named it Apricot Lane Farms. They based their plan on farms from early days and begin to gather about 200 animals that would be part of the farm once it’s completed as they imagine.Read more
As the documentary The Biggest Little Farm begins, Molly and John Chester get evicted from their LA apartment because of Todd’s behavior. Todd, the sweet, sad-eyed dog they rescued from a hoarder, barks incessantly when the couple leave, hence the crisis. So Molly and John do the only sensible thing they can, given their promise to care for Todd.Read more
If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you know two things: Contempt is alive and well in America. The planet, on the other hand, is dying. This should be reason enough for you to see “The Biggest Little Farm.” But writer-director-cinematographer John Chester isn’t taking any chances. Just in case you need to be sold on the theatrical entertainment value of a feature-length agri-activism documentary, he’s also packaged his film for mass-market appeal.Read more