About the Film:
Open Captions: Tuesday, June 11 2019 @ 9pm.
Ends Thursday, June 13.
In testament to the complexity of nature, the film follows two dreamers on an odyssey to bring harmony to their lives and the land. John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and into the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature – on land depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought.
The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsized idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek. They realize that to survive they will have to reach a greater understanding of the intricacies of nature, and of life itself – a call to arms to those who wish to follow in her footsteps.
This One Take Film Festival (OTFF) 2019 film features a score from five-time Emmy-winning composer and Eastman School of Music alumni Jeff Beal.