Fantastic Fungi


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Oct 17 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Oct 17 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2019
Run Time:74 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Louie Schwartzberg


Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet … today.

When so many are struggling for connection, inspiration and hope, “Fantastic Fungi” brings us together as interconnected creators of our world.

“Fantastic Fungi”, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an 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, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

“Fantastic Fungi” is a vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of myceliumand its fruit — the mushroom. A story that begins 3.5 billion years ago, fungi makes the soil that supports life, connecting vast systems of roots from plants and trees all over the planet, like an underground Internet.

The film is a blueprint for what connects all humanity and the natural world.

These screenings of "Fantastic Fungi" are presented in partnership with Illuminate Film Festival.

There will be a panel discussion and community conversation following both screenings of “Fantastic Fungi”.