37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Biggest Little Farm


Preceded by short film Half a Chicken 

When John and Molly Chester’s dog refuses to stop barking at the neighbors, they decide to uproot their lives in Santa Monica and follow a long-time dream to start a farm. The Chesters reclaim depleted land to found the idyllic Apricot Lane Farm an hour outside of the city, documenting their successes and failures for over eight years. Working to establish a traditional, self-sustaining biodynamic farm, they face challenges from hungry coyotes to insects to wildfires. Throughout their journey, the Chesters remain committed to creating an ecosystem in perfect harmony, working in coordination with plants and animals alike to create a thriving farm. Introduction by Kristen Suokko (Local Food Hub)

Presented by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and C-VILLE Weekly


Saturday, November 3


3:45 PM


Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: John Chester.

Runtime: 91 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2018

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: John Chester, Molly Chester.