March 26, 2023


Showing: Wednesday, October 16 – 8:00 PM
Year: 2018
Country: USA
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ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT 3:00 ON 10/16, but tickets will still be available at the door. Doors open at 7:30. John Chester and his wife Molly left Los Angeles to establish a farm where they could live in anti-corporate harmony with nature. Nature gives but it also takes away, and eventually they learn to embrace biodiversity, stocking their land with all forms of plant and animal life. Their story is an uplifting, educational, and entertaining look at the sometimes weird and awesome ways in which humans can help nature do its work. 2018, USA, 91 minutes, documentary, rated PG

Post-screening discussion with Rockland Farm Alliance founder and board chair John McDowell and Allie Brickel from Orchards of Concklin, moderated by Susan Shapiro, Rivertown Film board member and owner of Green Goshen Farm.

Community Partners: Rockland Farm Alliance and Nyack Farmers Market. Rockland Farm Alliance Members receive the Rivertown Film member discount.



“If you’ve entertained “Green Acres”-inspired reveries on the joys of “farm living,” this documentary may rid you of them in short order. But it may also revive your wonder. (NY Times Critics’ Pick) – Glenn Kenney, The New York Times.”

“A thoughtful and often profoundly moving portrait of the remarkable work involved in producing mindful food.” – Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

“In a time when climate news is near-uniformly depressing, this is a nature documentary that pays loving and hopeful tribute to the complex web of life.” – Sara Stewart, New York Post

“Check your cynicism and snark at the gate, if you dare.” – Janice Page, Boston Globe