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The Biggest Little Farm w/ filmmaker John Chester

Presented by California Film Institute and Downtown San Rafael Arts District at Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael CA

May 18 2019
The Biggest Little Farm w/ filmmaker John Chester

Filmmaker, farmer, author John Chester In Person!

This testament to the immense complexity of nature follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to their lives and the land.

When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to eviction from their tiny Los Angeles 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.

This film chronicles eight years of daunting work and naïve idealism as they attempt to create their utopia, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, as well as adopting animals of every kind, including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster.

SATURDAY, MAY 18 • 8:30 SHOW – Filmmaker John Chester in attendance for Q&A following screening

Playing May 17-23, see website for other times


General  –  $11.75
Seniors (60 and over)  –  $8.50
Youth (12 and under)  –  $8.50

CFI Members  –  $7 (no service fee for tickets purchased online)

Contact: 415-454-1222


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Additional time info:

8:30 pm – Q&A follows screening


  • The Biggest Little Farm Trailer


Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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