‘The Biggest little Farm’ screening Saturday

Submitted Photo “The Biggest little Farm,” featuring John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream, will be shown Saturday and Tuesday at the Fredonia Opera House.

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the documentary “The Biggest little Farm.” It will be screened on Saturday, Sept. 28, and Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The event is being presented in support of Festivals Fredonia’s Farm to Table Community Dinner on Saturday.

“The Biggest little Farm” chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, “The Biggest little Farm” provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.

Sara Stewart, in the New York Post, calls the film “a nature documentary that pays loving and hopeful tribute to the complex web of life — and it won’t scare your kids.” Todd McCarthy, in the Hollywood Reporter, calls it “genuinely involving and heartening.” Leah Greenblatt, in Entertainment Weekly, calls it “a thoughtful and often profoundly moving portrait of the remarkable work involved in producing mindful food — and an eloquent reminder that so much of what we take for granted on our plates is, in its own everyday way, a miracle.” Janice Page, in the Boston Globe, says “it’s truly food for the soul.” Rated PG for mild thematic elements, “The Biggest little Farm” runs one hour, 31 minutes.

The Opera House Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank. Tickets are available at the door for $7 (adults), $6.50 (seniors & Opera House members) and $5 (students) the night of each screening. A book of 10 movie passes is available for $60 at the door or online at www.fredopera.org. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 716-679-1891.

The Opera House is equipped with individualized closed captioning headsets for the deaf as well as with assistive listening headsets for the hearing-impaired. Simply request one from any usher or Opera House staff member.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit performing arts center located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.


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