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  • Filmmaker John Chester documents the eight-year effort of an ambitious, life-changing personal venture: moving out of Los Angeles with his wife, Molly, and building a diverse, sustainable farm. We follow the highs and lows of this adventure, as the couple takes a barren, drought-ridden land in the foothills and transforms it into an orchard with 200 different crops and animals. As the farm’s ecosystem begins to come alive, the couple explores the complexity of coexisting with nature and all its intricacies in this poignant and charming documentary. – Sarah Harris

    Preceded by HALF A CHICKEN

  • Emmy-winning director John Chester has been a filmmaker and television director for the last 25 years. Chester first reached a wide audience with his primetime television A&E docuseries RANDOM 1, in which he starred and directed in 2006. The series inspired his feature documentary LOST IN WOONSOCKET, which premiered at SXSW in 2007. Chester also directed the documentary ROCK PROPHECIES, about legendary rock photographer Robert Knight, which won three audience awards for best documentary feature and was distributed nationally on PBS in 2010.

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