The Biggest Little Farm

Past Event30 Jul - 3 Aug

The Biggest Little Farm

No longer available

The Civic

Film

A city slicker couple turned progressive eco-farmers transform a barren orchard into a thriving landscape in this inspirational sustainability documentary.

Who hasn’t fantasised about ditching their city day job for a simpler life on the land? For John and Molly Chester, this journey begins with a barking dog, but you’ll soon wonder if they’re the ones who are barking mad. 

 Faced with eviction from their Los Angeles apartment block because of their rescue dog’s incessant yapping, filmmaker John and his foodie wife Molly head for California’s Ventura County, where they acquire an 80-hectare orchard with a history of bank foreclosures. Undeterred by the barren landscape, these wannabe farmers set out to regenerate the depleted soil using traditional farming methods. What follows is a fairy tale, of sorts, complete with a fairy godfather in self-proclaimed soil guru Alan York, a man who is either a biodynamic gardening genius or an idealistic crackpot with an evangelical belief in the powers of worm poo. 
 
A feel-good tale of the triumph of eco-philosophy over agri-practicality, The Biggest Little Farm’s gentle pace, captivating cinematography and impossibly cute supporting cast remind us all that nature needs our nurture. A restorative pleasure, and one of the most delightful biggest little documentaries you'll see this year.

 

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The Biggest Little Farm - Official Trailer

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Ticket Pricing

A Coded : Sessions starting after 5pm weekdays and all weekend sessions (unless otherwise indicated)

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Full
$18.5
Earlybird (Until end of day 17 July)
$17.5
Film Society/Film Industry Guilds/Nurses
$15.5
Community Services Card
$15.5
Students
$15.5
Senior (60+)
$12.5
Children (15 and under)
$12.5

B Coded : Sessions staring before 5pm weekdays and other shorter duration sessions indicated

Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

 

Full
$15
Senior (60+)
$12.5
Children (15 and under)
$12.5

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Concession Discounts

Students, Film Society members, Industry Guild members and Community Service Card holders are entitled to purchase one ticket per session at the discount rate. Student/Membership /CSC ID is required – please ensure you bring it with you to the venue to present to staff on request; failure to do so will result in the full price being charged for attendance. Film Society “Three Film Sampler” holders are not entitled to the concession discount.
 

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