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Virtual Film Category:Last Chance
Series Info
Series:Science on Screen
Film Info
Runtime:81 minutes
Director:Louie Schwartzberg
Year Released:2019
Production Country:USA


Fantastic Fungi is followed by a virtual conversation with members of the Prairie States Mushroom Club! The discussion begins after the credits of the film.

"Rife with hope and joy." - Cinema Sentries

"Fascinating, informative, educational and totally entertaining." - Observer

"A great film that captures our love affair with the planet we share." - Norman Lear

Directed by Louie Schwartzberg, Fantastic Fungi is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, and underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenie Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

Presented as part of Science on Screen® - An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.








Included Shorts

Science on Screen Intro (1min) More
Bijou Bumper (0min) More
Preshow Slides (0min) More
Fantastic Fungi Intro (1min) More
Fantastic Fungi Q&A (40min) More