Virtual Screening: Fantastic Fungi
Directed by Louie Schwartzberg. U.S. 74 minutes. Moving Art . Digital.
Fri., May 1, 2020 thru Sun., May 31, 2020
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, connecting vast systems of roots from plants and trees all over the planet, like an underground Internet.
Through the eyes of renowned mycologist Paul Stamets, professor of forest ecology Suzanne Simard, best selling author Michael Pollan, food naturalist Eugenia Bone and others, we experience the power, beauty and complexity of the fungi kingdom.
“Fantastic Fungi is never uninteresting, and often startling in the natural beauty it reveals.”
– The Wall Street Journal
“Louie Schwartzberg’s informative and kooky documentary offers nothing less than a model for planetary survival.”
– The New York Times
Film Rental: $4.99 (48 hour streaming period)
Film Purchase: $14.99
We are carefully curating virtual experiences to share with you that resonate with our mission of nurturing community. Your screening purchase will support the Colonial, and help us remain a vibrant center for film and the live arts once we re-open.
Every new release we offer will be available through the individual distributor’s websites and streaming services. You’ll be taken to their websites to purchase and watch the film, but a portion of your ticket will help support The Colonial Theatre.