Fungi may not be high on your agenda of hot things to ponder, but Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg and brought back by popular demand, will change your mind. It takes you on an immersive journey through the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network of all things fungal 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. Narrated by Brie Larson.
“Louie Schwartzberg’s lightly informative, delightfully kooky documentary, Fantastic Fungi, offers nothing less than a model for planetary survival.” — Janette Catsoulis, New York Times
“Eye-opening eye candy.” — John deFore, Hollywood Reporter
“Fantastic Fungi is never uninteresting, and often startling in the natural beauty it reveals.” — Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
Tony D. Head, Michael Pollan, Paul Stamets, Andrew Weil