Fantastic Fungi

Showed at Images 2/21/2020–3/5/2020

Starring: Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil, Paul Stamets, Eugenia Bone

Post-film discussion with Joe Cruz and Craig Robertson following the Friday, February 21, 7pm show. Joe Cruz is a professor of cognitive science and philosophy at Williams College with interests in mind, consciousness, knowledge. Craig Robertson is a long time resident of Williamstown where he works in fine carpentry and sustainable engineering. He is also a lifelong naturalist with a special interest in local mushrooms.

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.

  • Director: Louis Schwartzberg
  • Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

“Quickly proves to be one of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.”