The Biggest Little Farm
Director – John Chester
BBFC Classification – PG
A testament to the immense complexity 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.
Supporting Short: Cooking with Angus – The Final Episode
Director – Noah DeSmit and Klaas Kwant
HIFF Classification – U
“No one can be successful unless they remember the roots from which they came.” After over 100 episodes, the Cooking With Angus TV series has finished its final episode. Featuring chefs from all over the world, the final episode goes back and forth between the Isle of Lewis and Grand Rapids, Michigan, showcasing an emotional, cultural and deliciously compelling picture of Chef Angus’ career.