Movies: The Biggest Little Farm, The Tomorrow Man, The Last Black Man in San Francisco

The Biggest Little Farm

Every once in a while a film comes along and reminds us how basic some topics can be. In this case, it’s a straight forward explanation on how we get our food. It’s also the layers above and below the ground that make it all possible. It’s the air and the creatures whose daily life cycles determine what grows and what doesn’t.

This film should be required viewing for all of us in cities and rural areas alike. This story is told in simple terms and reveals amazing realities. It’s suitable for all ages including children. Don’t miss it!

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The Biggest Little Farm (June 13, 2019)

Release Date: June 13, 2019
Starring: John Chester, Molly Chester
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 89 min
Original Title: The Biggest Little Farm
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: FarmLore Films
The successes and failures of a couple determined to live in harmony with nature on a farm outside of Los Angeles are lovingly chronicled by filmmaking farmer John Chester, in this inspiring documentary.

Cast The Biggest Little Farm

  • John Chester
  • Role: Himself - Narrator
  • Molly Chester
  • Role: Herself

Crew The Biggest Little Farm

  • John Chester
  • Director
  • Mark Monroe
  • Writer
  • John Chester
  • Writer
  • Amy Overbeck
  • Editor
  • Laurie David
  • Executive Producer
  • Erica Messer
  • Executive Producer
  • Sandra Keats
  • Producer
  • John Chester
  • Producer
  • Jeff Beal
  • Original Music Composer

The Tomorrow Man

This film features the star power that seasoned accomplished actors can bring to the screen. It’s also a reminder how life moves us forward, sometimes with a nudge and sometimes with a forceful shove.

It’s a story of how people from completely different lives stumble upon common threads that suddenly bind themselves together.

By contrast, we will tell you the last scene was not welcomed and not needed but clearly reflects the novice Director’s judgement and limited skills.

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The Tomorrow Man (May 22, 2019)

Release Date: May 22, 2019
Starring: John Lithgow, Blythe Danner, Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton
Genres: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 94 min
Original Title: The Tomorrow Man
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Symbolic Exchange, Anonymous Content
Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. In a small town somewhere in America, these two people will try to find love while trying not to get lost in each other’s stuff.

Cast The Tomorrow Man

  • John Lithgow
  • Role: Ed Hemsler
  • Blythe Danner
  • Role: Ronnie
  • Derek Cecil
  • Role: Brian
  • Katie Aselton
  • Role: Janet
  • Sophie Thatcher
  • Role: Jeanine
  • Eve Harlow
  • Role: Tina
  • Wendy Makkena
  • Role: Beverly St. Michaels

Crew The Tomorrow Man

  • Noble Jones
  • Director
  • Noble Jones
  • Writer
  • Nicolaas Bertelsen
  • Producer
  • Joe Pirro
  • Executive Producer
  • Luke Rivett
  • Producer
  • James Schamus
  • Producer
  • Tony Lipp
  • Producer
  • Figo Li
  • Executive Producer
  • Avy Eschenasy
  • Executive Producer
  • Jennifer Dong
  • Executive Producer
  • Paul Leonard-Morgan
  • Music
  • Zimo Huang
  • Editor
  • Glen Scantlebury
  • Additional Editing
  • Marcus Heleker
  • Assistant Editor
  • Hannah Cooper
  • Casting
  • Patrick M. Sullivan Jr.
  • Production Design
  • Kassandra DeAngelis
  • Set Decoration
  • Kerry Hennessy
  • Costume Design
  • Eric Hollenbeck
  • Production Manager
  • Noble Jones
  • Director of Photography

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

This film is both complicated and confusing. It speaks to a fifth generation black man and his closest friend and their quest to both protect and secure a classic Victorian home as squatters.

The relationships between immediate friends and family is both revealing and confounding. It also is a commentary on our fair city, and the Bay Area for that matter. The stratification on most every topic was best explained as “You can’t hate something if you didn’t love it first.”

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The Last Black Man in San Francisco (June 14, 2019)

Release Date: June 14, 2019
Starring: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold
Genres: Drama
Runtime: 120 min
Original Title: The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Longshot, Plan B Entertainment, A24
Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.

Cast The Last Black Man in San Francisco

  • Jimmie Fails
  • Role: Jimmie Fails
  • Jonathan Majors
  • Role: Montgomery Allen
  • Rob Morgan
  • Role: James Sr.
  • Tichina Arnold
  • Role: Wanda Fails
  • Mike Epps
  • Role: Bobby
  • Finn Wittrock
  • Role: Clayton
  • Danny Glover
  • Role: Grandpa Allen
  • Jamal Trulove
  • Role: Kofi (of Greek Chorus)
  • Mari Kearney
  • Role: Phyllis
  • Tonya Glanz
  • Role: Nina
  • Thora Birch
  • Role: Becca
  • Cassie Hendry
  • Role: Homeless Person
  • John Ozuna
  • Role: Mover
  • Michael J. Gwynn
  • Role: Tall Hazmat Suit Guy
  • Michael Andrew Reed
  • Role: Homeless man
  • Leah Shesky
  • Role: Aura
  • Jello Biafra
  • Role: Tour Guide
  • San Quinn
  • Role: Grown Ass Man
  • Daewon Song
  • Role: Uncle Ricky
  • Jordan Gomes
  • Role: Stunna (of Greek Chorus)
  • Andy Roy
  • Role: Andy
  • Dakecia Chappell
  • Role: Candy Lady
  • Michael O'Brien
  • Role: Terry
  • Johnny Walkr Jr.
  • Role: Jimmie's Grandfather

Crew The Last Black Man in San Francisco

  • Joe Talbot
  • Director
  • Joe Talbot
  • Screenplay
  • Joe Talbot
  • Producer
  • Khaliah Neal
  • Producer
  • Natalie Teter
  • Associate Producer
  • Scott Williams
  • Costume Design
  • Nina Henninger
  • Casting
  • Julia Kim
  • Casting
  • Adam Newport-Berra
  • Director of Photography
  • Olivia Kanz
  • Art Direction
  • Maya Rudolph
  • Post Production Supervisor
  • Sage Bilderback
  • Sound Mixer
  • Jimmie Fails
  • Story
  • Joe Talbot
  • Story
  • Rob Richert
  • Screenplay
  • Emile Mosseri
  • Original Music Composer
  • David Marks
  • Editor
  • Christina Oh
  • Producer
  • Jeremy Kleiner
  • Producer
  • Dede Gardner
  • Producer
  • Sarah Esberg
  • Executive Producer
  • Luis Alfonso De la Parra
  • Co-Producer
  • Kimberly Parker
  • Executive Producer
  • Brad Pitt
  • Executive Producer
  • Rob Richert
  • Co-Producer
  • Maya Rudolph
  • Associate Producer
  • Jona Tochet
  • Production Design
  • Elena Nommensen
  • Set Decoration
  • Amanda Ramirez
  • Costume Design
  • Sarah Coy
  • Makeup Artist
  • Tara Marshell
  • Hairstylist
  • Josie Rodriguez
  • Makeup Artist
  • Kimberly Carlson
  • Hair Department Head
  • Natalie Teter
  • Unit Production Manager
  • Hilton Jamal Day
  • First Assistant Director
  • Alex Gilbert
  • Second Assistant Director
  • Jeremiah Kelleher
  • Second Second Assistant Director
  • Dominic Martin
  • Second Assistant Director
  • Corryn Deegan
  • Boom Operator
  • Chris Manning
  • Foley Artist
  • Chris Navarro
  • ADR Mixer
  • Kent Sparling
  • Sound Designer
  • Kent Sparling
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer
  • Dmitri Makarov
  • Supervising Sound Editor
  • Dmitri Makarov
  • ADR Mixer
  • David C. Hughes
  • Sound Effects Editor
  • Laila Bahman
  • Still Photographer
  • Valerie Emmi
  • Set Costumer
  • Terri D'Ambrosio
  • Music Supervisor
  • Brian R. Taylor
  • Sound Recordist

One thought on “Movies: The Biggest Little Farm, The Tomorrow Man, The Last Black Man in San Francisco”

  1. We saw Biggest Little Farm and agree totally with your review – 4 stars and a must for all to see- fantastic photography, and finally a feel good movie although there is a message there. Makes us wonder what is happening in all the mega forms and the impact on the environment. Thanks for all your reviews.

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