Synopsis

Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet. Fantastic Fungi is a revelatory documentary, from director Louie Schwartzberg, about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago. Better yet, you’ll see it through the eyes of mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, as 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. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Reviews

One of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.

RogerEbert.com

Fascinating, informative, educational and totally entertaining.

Observer (UK)

Chances are you’ll never look at a mushroom in the same way again.

Chicago Reader

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