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Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi is a movie starring Brie Larson, Andrew Weil, and Giuliana Furci. Fantastic Fungi is a descriptive time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and...

Running Time
1 hours 21 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Louie Schwartzberg
Mark Monroe
Paul Stamets, Giuliana Furci, Brie Larson, Andrew Weil
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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.

Comments about documentary «Fantastic Fungi» (6)

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Joseph S.

A wonderful, often humorous, and informative documentary about the history of the most successful and most recognizable fungus species known, the genus Entamoeba, which is now considered the most dangerous in the world. This film is a great companion piece to the book The Forbidden Fruit by Charles S. Lindbergh. It is also a must-see for anyone who has ever had an interest in fungi. The documentary is well paced, interesting, and informative. I would highly recommend this documentary to anyone.

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Zachary T.

As a fan of science fiction, I was disappointed that this documentary didn't show much science fiction. This film went in the opposite direction, showing the differences in how different cultures treat different kinds of fungi. In my opinion, the movie could have been more entertaining and more science fiction, but still was interesting. There was a lot of cool science that was learned, which I hope will be passed on to the future generations. I was also disappointed in the ending. I was expecting something more interesting, but it seemed to end in a way that made it seem like a normal, boring movie, and I thought the ending could have been more interesting. Overall, a great documentary about different cultures and the science that goes with it.

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Vincent Soto

This is a documentary that takes us on an inspiring journey through the natural world. The camera follows the travels of two naturalist, Zoë Harrelson and Eric Braeden. They have a unique relationship, where one is truly devoted to nature while the other simply wants to understand it. The journey they go on is a journey that leaves them with new questions and a real connection to the natural world. Although this film is highly recommended to all, I would recommend seeing it with someone you love. A friend that you can share the journey with is more important than a filmmaker that you'll probably like more than the subject matter. For me, the best way to appreciate this film is by watching it with someone who is not really a naturalist and isn't really interested in the film.

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Dylan Long

I haven't seen this movie in 10 years, and I'm glad I did. I still don't know what I'm looking for in a documentary, but this one is very engaging. It's a great story, told with a great deal of drama. It's a wonderful mix of the ordinary, the extraordinary, and the ridiculous. I don't have any idea how it's possible to be so utterly self-absorbed in life, but I certainly don't have any idea how to feel about my life either. This documentary captures the very essence of our human condition. It's a shame it's not more widely known.

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Helen Long

I was a great fan of H.G. Wells, especially his 1859 epic "The Invisible Man" which I had read on a dusty shelf at a local library. In the early 1970s I did some research on "The Invisible Man" and found the story well worth re-reading. "The Fantastic Fungi" is about a now defunct artist who spends most of his time drawing stories about the weird and wonderful creatures he encounters on his travels. The most famous of these is the "Alien" who appears in the opening scenes of "The Invisible Man". This is a fine movie, and it's no surprise that it's the best film in the series. It's also a good opportunity to learn more about this long-forgotten artist. It's not a movie to watch with a large group of people, but it is a good introduction to the artist.

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George Simpson

I've been a big fan of the book, and read the "Sourcetown" book several times. When I first saw the movie, I was so thrilled. I loved the storyline, the characters, the setting. I loved the music, the locations, the story, the effects. I even liked the movie because it was so true to the book. I was so excited when the movie came out. When I got the DVD, I was so excited to see the movie again. I wasn't disappointed. I think the only reason I can remember why the movie was so good is because of the cast. The actors, the director, the producer, the screenwriter, the cinematographer, the editor, and of course the book. I also love the way the director and producers used some of the stories to make the movie. Some of the scenes were very original, and really helped the movie. I think the movie does a great job of making the audience feel like they are really in the movie. It is very different than what they used to make movies, but the movie is still a good movie. If you're a fan of the book, or if you are a fan of movies in general, I recommend you to watch this movie. If you like the book, or you are a fan of movies in general, I recommend you to watch this movie. I think you will enjoy the movie a lot more than I did.