Paul Stamets, Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil
NOMINATED FOR 2020 CRITICS CHOICE AWARD
Hot on the heels of its highly successful US box office release (USD$2.4M) with a 100% fresh runaway hit on Rotten Tomatoes, Fantastic Fungi is an immersive experience that will inspire a shift in consciousness and a renewed love of nature.
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.
Director: Louie Schwartzberg
Writer: Mark Monroe
Narrated by Brie Larson
Producer: Louie Schwartzberg, Lyn Davis Lear, Elease Lui Stemp
Cast: Paul Stamets, Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil, Eugenia Bone
Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 81 Minutes
Distributor: Area 23a
“Fantastic Fungi,” offers nothing less than a model for planetary survival.”
~ Jeannette Catsoulis,
The New York Times
“Gorgeous photography! Time-lapse sequences of mushrooms blossoming forth could pass for studies of exotic flowers growing on another planet.”
The Wall Street Journal
“Schwartzberg’s film quickly proves to be one of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.”
~ Matt Fagerholm,
“A must see for anyone interested in life, death and the pursuit of the planet’s well-being.”