Harvard Divinity School Film Series: The Biggest Little Farm


Monday, November 11, 2019, 3:00pm to 6:00pm


Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Monday Matinees, "The Politics of the Unseen: Exploring the Moral Imagination" presents The Biggest Little Farmdirected by John Chester and starring John and Molly Chester, follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.  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. Following the film, Harvard Divinity School farmer Gretchen Legler converses with producer Laurie David.  Dialogue with the audience will be encouraged.  This is the third of a special film series that focuses on issues of social and racial justice; ethics of data collection and its impact on free elections; moral leadership; gun violence; and dreams of farming and caring for the land.  Discussions will center around what role the moral imagination plays in addressing societal concerns, how each film contributes to our understanding of social change, and how we as community might engage more fully in movement building rooted in creativity and compassion. This event is free and open to the public.  To register for the film series, please contact Gretchen Legler at gleglar@hds.harvard.edu.  Priority seating will be given to registered participants.  Doors close promptly at 3:00 PM.

Harvard Divinity School gratefully acknowledges the support of the Susan Shallcross Swartz Endowment for Christian Studies for this event.  Partners for the event are the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School; Harvard University Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies; and the Constellation Project.