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Know Your Mushrooms -- From the award-winning director of COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL, GRASS, GO FURTHER and a host of paradigm-shifting films reappraising the backwaters of popular culture, Ron Mann investigates the miraculous, near-secret world of fungi with his newest piece

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Ron Mann investigates the miraculous, near-secret world of fungi. Visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Larry Evans ... Himself
Gary Lincoff ... Himself

Directed by
Ron Mann 
 
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Ron Mann  writer

Produced by
Bill Imperial .... co-producer
Ron Mann .... producer
 
Original Music by
The Flaming Lips 
 
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Andy Keen 
Brian T. Moore 
 
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Simon Ennis 
Nick Taylor 
 
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Nick Taylor .... second unit director
 
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Jenna Dalla Riva .... foley recording assistant
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
John Laing .... supervising sound editor
Dale Lennon .... sound effects editor/sound designer
Josh Machado .... sound editor
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Rob Ainsley .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
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Gangpolandmit .... composer: additional music
Guido Luciani .... composer: additional music
Mike Rosnick .... music supervisor
Michael White .... composer: additional music
 
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Sara Driver .... thanks for good advice
 

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Argentina:74 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) | Canada:74 min
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Conventional documentary, 30 March 2009
Author: marcos aruguete (aruguetes1@hotmail.com) from Buenos Aires, Argentina

I saw this documentary yesterday on the BAFICI (Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival) with the presence of Mann.

He told us that Jim Jarmusch (who is keen on mushrooms) suggested him to do this movie, which he did with a very reduced budget. My opinion is that he was not very interested on making the movie, he become interested while he was doing it, thats why I think he does not have a clear point of view about the subject, he is just a witness.

It contains testimonies from mushroom experts, scenes from the mushroom festival in Colorado, extracts from old educational films and old cartoons which make references to mushrooms (just like on his previous work "Grass"). He covers different mushroom purposes (for cooking, for tripping, for medicine, for environmental benefits) without dragging very deep into each one, it just give you a general and superficial outlook.

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