Fantastic Fungi film poster. Two mushrooms grow out of the ground. A snail sits atop the smaller one. Text on Image: "Fantastic Fungi" A film by Louie Schwartzberg "Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals nature's mysteries, and could help save the"

Fantastic Fungi
Exclusive Screening
Q&A to follow with executive producers Marcina Hale & Stephen Apkon

Monday, October 26, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Registration is closed.

Fantastic Fungi is a mind-bending and thrillingly visual film. With commentary from mycologist Paul Stamets and best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, and Andrew Weil, this film shows how fungi can play a role in solving an impressive array of medical, environmental, and psychological challenges. Education resources will be made available.

Stephen Apkon is an award-winning director, filmmaker, and social entrepreneur. He is the founder and former executive director of the Jacob Burns Film Center and directed and produced the film Disturbing the Peace. He was also the producer of Presenting Princess Shaw, I’m Carolyn Parker, Enlistment Days, Fantastic Fungi, and Planetary. He is the author of The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens, with a foreword by Martin Scorsese.

Marcina Hale holds degrees in psychotherapy and media and is trained in psychedelic therapy, She is a producer of several films including Planetary, Disturbing the Peace, and Fantastic Fungi. Her TEDx talk “Who Wants Out?” encapsulates the core of her work.  

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