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Fantastic Fungi

2018, Louie Schwartzberg, USA, 81 min.
Narrated by Brie Larson

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Show Times

  • Fri, Dec 6th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Dec 6th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 7th 3:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 7th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Dec 8th 4:30pm
  • Mon, Dec 9th 6:00pm
  • Mon, Dec 9th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Dec 11th 8:00pm
  • Thu, Dec 12th 6:00pm
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"One of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs."—Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert.com

"A charming blend of science and conjecture, FANTASTIC FUNGI wants to free your mind."—Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

This revealing and marvelously mind-boggling documentary explores the hidden kingdom of mushrooms, the unique fruit of mycelium, an all-pervasive fungal network that not only lives beneath our feet but subversively dominates the earth. The Fifties rockabilly hit “There Was a Fungus Among Us” unwittingly proclaimed the fact: mycelium is everywhere, whether seen or unseen. Experts including groundbreaking scientist/mycologist Paul Stamets and authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, and Andrew Weil reveal the ways in which mushrooms harbor a vast and barely explored potential for healing, renewing the environment, providing sustenance, and altering consciousness, but only if mankind is savvy enough to tap their enormous power. Awe-inspiring time-lapse macro cinematography by director Schwartzberg (WINGS OF LIFE) brings mushrooms and their underworld networks to astonishing vibrant life for a don’t-miss experience. DCP digital. (BS)

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