Kids love farm animals. It’s just basic science. The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round—certainly—but Ol’ McDonald had a farm. This eternal nursery rhyme cannot be understated in its influence on American youth. Therefore, when it was time for us to promote the release of The Biggest Little Farm at the Piedmont Environmental Alliance EarthDay Fair, we knew just what we had to do as a cultural arts institution and indie cinema. That meant stickers—yes, stickers! Glorious amounts of adhesive barnyard animals for kiddos to deck out their clothes or imaginary paper farms in. We had graph paper that the kids used to make their own farms and understand spatial reasoning and organization of farms for better use and efficiency. And yes, of course, they also just loved big stickers of cows and horses—pigs, not so much. But thankfully, I was able to keep the cutest little piglet sticker holding a flower in its mouth for myself. I think I came out on top in the end. Happy Earth Day, everybody. The Biggest Little Farm opens May 24th only at a/perture cinema.
Written by a/ staff Gray Gordon