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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
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Louie Schwartzberg
Writer
Mark Monroe
Actors
Paul Stamets, Giuliana Furci, Brie Larson, Andrew Weil
Country
USA
Year
2019
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
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» (23)

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Danielle

This is a documentary about the work of Richard Hooks, a famous British animator. It's a very different kind of film from the usual, typical American style. It is a short documentary about his work. It focuses on a number of characters, and then in between these characters we are introduced to a few people and a few places. There is no narration, so we can't tell who is talking to whom, but it is very important for the film to be structured this way. You can clearly see the influence of Raymond Loewy, who wrote many of the stories and characters in this film. The documentary is made up of many interviews with some of the animators that he worked with. The film is also divided into several chapters. We start with some of the most important ones, such as the stories that he wrote. The story that I am most interested in is his early days, and the stories that he told about how he got his start in the industry. I find the interviews to be very interesting, and I really appreciate the fact that they are made from a couple of people who worked with him. However, there are some things that are left out. The interviews with the animators are also very important. They give the viewer a very different point of view of how he got his start. I think that the final story, about the infamous "Miss Piggy and the Cockroach King", is important, but I feel that some things were omitted. Overall, I think that this film is a very good documentary. It focuses on a lot of the people that he worked with, and the characters in the film are very interesting. This is definitely not the typical American style documentary, and I think that it is much more realistic and interesting than other documentaries about animation. It is a very different style of documentary, and I would recommend it to anybody who likes a different kind of documentary.

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Adam Pearson

This documentary is in the vein of "Magnificent Ambersons" and "Fried Green Tomatoes". It is a wonderful glimpse into the minds of people who live in harmony with nature. The film is a study of a group of gardeners who help grow fresh fruits and vegetables in an area of the Bronx. They have a simple approach to their work. They are not interested in money. They are concerned with doing their job, and their relationship with nature. As a result, their time is much more enjoyable and they are more effective than their modern counterparts. This is a film that can be enjoyed by all. Those interested in gardening or nature should see this film.

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Bryan

Saw the short film about this monster while waiting for the DVD to come out. I was curious to see if this creature would be of interest to anyone. To my surprise, it is very well done and a fascinating documentary. It shows how different cultures have been impacted by this little living legend. It is a great addition to the "creature documentaries" genre. In my opinion, it would have been more effective as a feature-length documentary. I liked the interviews and the documentary-like photography of the various areas. It did give me an idea of how far back this legend goes. The filming style is also similar to "Jaws", but this movie is better and more visually appealing. The movie is well worth a look.

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Margaret

As far as I know, the only documentary I have ever seen about the fungi is about mushrooms. And I am a mushroom hunter. The documentary is interesting, and I would recommend it. But, there is no scientific data about fungi that can be gathered from mushrooms. The most you can learn is that some species of fungi can live over long periods of time, or can even survive in low oxygen environments. One other thing is that there is not a single mushroom in the world that is ever seen in nature, and yet, we know that there are many species of fungi that live on every continent. The documentary does not offer any clear evidence of the fungus's origin, or its importance in nature, as its presence can be seen in other, unrelated fungi. And it is hard to believe that humans would eat a mushroom, if it is poisonous, and there is no visible evidence of it. However, the documentary does offer a lot of information about the fungi. So, if you are interested in the fungi, you should see this documentary.

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Michelle

I would have rated this movie a 9, but I am giving it an 8 because the film is in 2 parts. First part is about fungi and then the fungus is brought to life. This is a very good and interesting documentary. The acting of the filmmaker and the team behind the film are excellent. I think this film deserves a lot more attention than it has received. As a matter of fact, this film is a lot better than what I expected. I don't know how this film got the attention it has. It is a very good film. I have seen many documentaries about fungi and I have to say, I was very impressed with this film. I would recommend it to everyone.

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Rachel F.

This documentary is directed by Martin Gore and he is the same guy that directed the documentaries "Capturing the Friedmans", "The Gardener", and "The First Confection". I was a fan of his documentary "The Gardener", which was the documentary about the second commercial in a food production plant in the U.S. When I heard that "Fantastic Fungi" was going to be made, I was worried about the quality of the film. The problem was that it had some amateur actors and the documentary team didn't seem to have a clue about what to do in the documentary. But the film was well made and very informative. There are a few moments when I was not sure whether the film was about the fungus or about the plant. The film does a good job of showing the scientist, the growers, and the scientists in the field. The film gives a very different view of what it would be like to be part of the process of a fucus production plant. I think that the most important message in the film is that we need to take care of our environment and not destroy it. It's great that the film is free to watch online. I'm sure that this documentary will do well. You might be interested in learning about the real story of the people that are involved in the fucus production plant.

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Jennifer Martinez

Fantastic Fungi is a documentary film about the life of Eric Prydz, a Polish DJ and producer who has created a music scene which has been responsible for his fortune. Prydz has done this largely through his work as an underground DJ and producer. The documentary, filmed in Poland, uses several interviews with Prydz himself to look at his life as a person and his success. It also includes an interview with two other producers, who have also had great success in their own right, such as Jimmy Edgar and Dennis Du Pruneau. While the film is good, the interviews with Prydz himself do have a certain naturalness to them. The interviews are interesting and informative but not always particularly interesting. The film is not as good as I would have hoped for, but it is still an enjoyable film.

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James

This is a documentary that focuses on some of the more interesting fungi growing in our area. These fungi are all related to Cyperus. They are really beautiful and have amazing stories. It also gives a look at the history of the fungi and how it got to the point that they are growing everywhere. It gives you a good idea of what they are like and how they have developed and evolved. It also includes some information on how to identify these beautiful fungi and where to get them. Overall this is a very good documentary and I would recommend it.

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Emma Hall

This is a very good documentary on fungi, both as an environmental and evolutionary issue. The filmmaker, Alex Rees, was a microbiologist who became a virologist. This gives a much needed perspective on the concept of fungi as an evolutionary trait. It is evident that the human genome is not an end unto itself, but it has been selected for by natural selection. Many people are afraid of fungi and the idea that there is an evolutionary history behind their existence. The movie goes on to show how fungi use different chemicals as part of their lives, and how the different chemicals and the different combinations can be important for the fungus. This documentary is very well done, it's easy to watch and it's entertaining. It is not about the fungus, it's about the human. This is a good movie to watch if you want to learn about the fungus and how it's evolution has come about.

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Jean Lynch

I am not a big fan of music documentaries but I was interested in this one because of the subject matter. I am now a fan and I am happy to see that there are many people out there who are as curious as I am about this topic. The documentary is just too short to give you much in the way of info about the plants, plants' uses, the history and some of the present day science of these plants. This is definitely not a documentary for the kids because there is not much science or information in this one. The kids will probably still get excited but you can tell that they are not in it for the science aspect. There is some information on the "growing of the plants" and a few pictures of the plants themselves, but not much more than that. I would have liked to see a bit more info on the history of these plants and the science behind them, but I suppose that is an interesting subject for a book or movie, not a documentary. Overall, I am glad that I watched this movie and that I got a chance to see some of the things I have heard about the plants and how they work and how they have been used for thousands of years. This is not the greatest documentary I have ever seen, but I found it informative and interesting.

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Julie

I had been curious about this movie since I saw the poster. So I rented it. I was really impressed. What I found was a very honest look at a world that we all know and love. I felt like I was in the room with these artists. I saw them at work and in their studio. I was captivated by their creative processes. The music they created was beautiful and filled with passion. I really feel that I was there with them. I was lucky enough to see it in the theatre and I can't wait to see it again. The book is great, but this movie has so much more to offer. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who loves good movies and great art.

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Kathy B.

This is a film about life as a single woman in a weird, a bit crazy, and bizarre world. I did not know what to expect but I was certainly not disappointed. This is a film about the people around her and how they interact with her, and the way she interacts with them. This is a very different documentary from the ones you might be familiar with, and I believe it is a good thing. She also writes a great blog about the way she feels and the people she meets, and she always has the most amusing observations. I think this is a very good film. It is very unique, and unlike the other documentaries, it doesn't try to make you feel pity for her or the people around her, it is just a very different documentary. It is a film that I would recommend to everyone who wants to know more about people and what they do for a living.

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Ralph

This is a really wonderful film. The director has clearly a great sense of humor, as he manages to get the most hilarious parts of the movie even when the subject matter is serious. One scene in particular is hilarious, where he goes to the office of the board of trustees of a college to find out if they have any books that have been censored. I highly recommend this film.

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Christopher A.

This is a documentary about the life and work of Alexander Graham Bell, who is considered by many to be the Father of Telephone. The film is a tour de force that will make you think and perhaps make you want to learn more about the man and the work that he did. The film begins with Bell's own interviews and ends with his final interview. It is a bit hard to watch at times, but it is extremely informative and you will find yourself thinking about it for a long time. The film is edited well and has a good flow to it, with the interviews ranging from the 70s to the present. Bell is interviewed by Paul Daniels, a journalist, who has done a lot of work on Bell. A lot of the footage in the documentary is clips from Bell's most famous inventions. The clips are very interesting and interesting to hear, as you will see how he was an inventor and what he was doing in the 50s and 60s. It is also interesting to hear from some of Bell's relatives and hear some of his more famous inventions. The film also includes some interviews with Bell's wife who is interviewed by Susan Graham, a journalist. Graham is quite good at covering the various subjects of Bell's work, and I was really impressed with her. She is also very knowledgeable about Bell's work and was very interesting to hear. Overall, the film is very good and I highly recommend it.

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Samantha M.

This documentary is a bit of a bummer. The first half of it is great, showcasing the work of the U.S.G.B. with the help of local artists and scientists. The second half is a bit lacking, and the piece ends with the crew busily searching for the missing elephant. But, there's a lot to appreciate here. The first half was about the history of the U.S.G.B., and the second half is about the work that they do with the research and scientific equipment. It's very interesting to see how the scientists get the samples and take the specimens to the U.S.G.B. laboratories. You get a good feel for the vastness of the facility and how the scientists get things to work. The documentary is a bit slow at times, but the best part of it is the footage of the animals themselves. You see the elephants interacting with the humans, they don't act like apes. It's also fun to see the elephants work in their cages. The documentary is not about the elephants, but about the animals themselves. It's a great way to understand the science and work of the U.S.G.B. and how it was able to put together a huge collection of specimens to bring to the U.S.G.B. It is definitely worth seeing, but it's not the greatest documentary I've seen.

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Jason T.

I've been a huge fan of David Attenborough since I was a kid. He has an amazing ability to take you into the wonder and awe of nature. The Deepsea Challenge, his documentary about the challenges of diving in the deep ocean, is one of the best documentaries ever made about what it is like to be a diver in the ocean. He was kind enough to allow me to watch his documentary on the Deepsea Challenge. It's a very well done documentary. It is so well done, I was surprised to find out how well it was done. The idea behind the documentary is not to show the worst things about diving in the ocean, but rather show what is the best about diving in the ocean. David Attenborough made sure to interview a number of experts, both those who have actually done diving and those who have not. They also interviewed a number of other diving experts who gave great advice and quotes to the movie. This documentary covers a lot of ground. We get a great look at some of the research done on the deep ocean, the special skills and techniques of the divers, and a very interesting look at some of the problems encountered in the deep ocean. I really enjoyed this documentary. It was very well done, and I would highly recommend it.

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Christopher M.

A great documentary about fungi and their symbiotic relationship with the plant world. I thought the documentary was very well made and a great way to see the fungi that exist in this area and how they help to keep this area healthy and beautiful. It also shows the relationship between the fungi and the plants, with the latter being very important for the animals and plants in the area. I loved this documentary and I'm glad it was put together in such a way. The way they showed the fungi was very informative and very intriguing. The only thing I didn't like about the documentary was the fact that there was a slight lack of information on some things. I also felt that there wasn't enough time to really explain everything that was in the film, such as the fungi and the plant life. Overall, this is a great documentary that is well made and is one that I would recommend.

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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.