Let’s Go to the Movies: Week of May 18, 2020 – Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi, a documentary about mycologist Paul Stamets and his lifelong quest to understand and educate us about the mighty mushroom. My great-grandfather was a mushroom farmer. This film is a reminder for the next generations that the mushroom is one of the unique gifts we enjoy on our beautiful planet.

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.

Related reading:

Paul Stamets on Wikipedia

Louie Schwartzberg on Wikipedia

Mushroom on Wikipedia