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 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. We see through the eyes of mycologists, like renowned Paul Stamets, 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. Could the fate of humankind depend significantly on the ability of fungi to carry our collective load through decomposing matter, redistributing nutrients and evening out carbon in our atmosphere? Every mass extinction event on Earth has had one certain survivor. Mushrooms will be here long after we’re gone.
“ONE OF THE YEAR’S MOST MIND-BLOWING, SOUL-CLEANSING AND YES, IMMENSELY ENTERTAINING TRIUMPS; A BEACON OF HOPE THAT FEELS NEITHER HOLLOW NOR FORCED.”
- Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert.com
"A CHARMING BLEND OF SCIENCE AND CONJECTURE, FANTASTIC FUNGI WANTS TO FREE YOUR MIND."
- Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
“DON’T THINK THAT MUSHROOMS ARE THE GREATEST THING ON PLANET EARTH? WELL, YOU SOON WILL.”
- Denis D. O’Leary, Alibi
Directed by Louie Schwartzberg
Runtime: 81 minutes
Rated: Not Yet Rated