Fantastic Fungi
Available on iTunes
In FANTASTIC FUNGI, various experts explain mushrooms' surprising importance to virtually everything on Earth. They help the balance of nature, not only by helping clear away dead matter, but also by helping in the creation of new things and by creating connective tissue between all living things. Mycologists (fungi scientists) marvel at the variety of mushrooms, including the ones that are good to eat and the ones that can be poisonous. Mainly, the movie suggests that "magic" mushrooms may have had something to do with the humans' evolution and that their inherent properties may hold the answer to many of today's problems, from cleaning oil spills to curing diseases and helping with anxiety and depression.
Starring Brie Larson, Michael Pollan, Paul Stamets
Director Louie Schwartzberg