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Fantastic Fungi (2019)

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June 12, 2019 From the Maui Film Festival's Celestial Cinema. Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet. Fantastic Fungi ... See full summary »

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Louie Schwartzberg

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Mark Monroe
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Credited cast:
Eugenia Bone Eugenia Bone ... Herself
Lori Carris Lori Carris ... Herself
Mary P. Cosimano ... Herself
Tradd Cotter Tradd Cotter ... Himself
Nicholas V. Cozzi Nicholas V. Cozzi ... Himself (as Nicholas Cossi)
Giuliana Furci Giuliana Furci ... Herself
Judith Goedeke Judith Goedeke ... Herself
Art Goodtimes Art Goodtimes ... Himself
Roland Griffiths ... Himself
Charles Grob Charles Grob ... Himself
Jay Harman Jay Harman ... Himself
Tony D. Head ... Himself
Brandon Hopkins Brandon Hopkins ... Himself
Bob Jesse Bob Jesse ... Himself
Brie Larson ... Narrator (voice)
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June 12, 2019 From the Maui Film Festival's Celestial Cinema. Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet. Fantastic Fungi is a revelatory time-lapse journey, from 2019 Maui Film Festival Visionary Award honoree and 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 renowned Paul Stamets exing about the unlimited potential of fungi in the fields of food, medicine, expanding consciousness, bioremediation, neurogenesis and treating end-of-life anxiety. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Written by paul-86963

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Release Date:

11 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,419, 22 September 2019

Gross USA:

$933,249

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$938,640
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Narrator: This world of ours is always changing - not for better, or worse, but for life.
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Inspired and excited
31 October 2019 | by schwartz333See all my reviews

This movie is an important movie for our time and for our future. It is very important to have the conversations the movie creates.

Beautiful and, at times breathtaking. The story is well put together to cover it"s theme and message. It leaves you saying "Wow", and "Hmm" and "Interesting". That is the sign of a good documentary and this movie exceeds those expectations.

Where will this story of the Fantastic Fungi evolve over the next several years? I don't know, but I know with the vision of the director, the answers truly lay right at our feet. Just see Fantastic Fungi and you'll understand.


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