Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi

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  • Louis Schwartzberg


  • Brie Larson

The magical world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth.

Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe, and could help save the planet. Now imagine that it’s in the ground beneath your feet. Fantastic Fungi is a journey into the mysterious world of mycelium and mushrooms.

Fantastic Fungi is a vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of mycelium and its fruit—the mushroom. A story that begins 3.5 billion years ago, fungi makes the soil that supports life, with its mycelial networks connecting vast systems of roots from plants and trees all over the planet, like an underground internet. Through the eyes of mycologists, like renowned expert Paul Stamets; mushroom enthusiasts, like best-selling author Michael Pollan; and amateur naturalists, like Eugenia Bone, we will learn about the power, beauty, and complexity of the fungi kingdom.

Past Programs


The lure of local mushrooms

The Tull Family Theater, Sewickley, PA

The lure of local mushrooms

The Tull Family Theater, Sewickley, PA

Mycology and fungi in Hawaii

Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI

FANTASTIC FUNGI at The Roxy Theater

Roxy Theater, Missoula, MT

Finding fantastic fungi

The Gem, Bethel, ME