Narrated by Academy Award-Winner Brie Larson, Fantastic Fungi takes us on an immersive journey into the magical earth beneath our feet: an underground network with the potential to heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.
The film is a visual spectacle and will inspire a shift in consciousness and a renewed love of nature
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 eurogenesis and treating end-of-life anxiety. And that's just the tip of the iceberg!
Director Louie Schwartzberg will do a Q & A via Skype on the Big Screen after the film
A percentage of the proceeds from this evening will be donated to Aquidneck Community Table.
About Aquidneck Community Table: The mission is to grow a healthy local food system, accessible to all on our island.
Aquidneck Community Table (ACT) works in many different ways to build a local food system: fresh foods at our farmers markets, community gardens, and school gardens; programs that inspire young people to love healthy foods; an annual food challenge to eat locally; and a food-scrap collection program to divert food from the waste stream.