Presented by the Oregon Psilocybin Society and the PSI 2020 ballot initiative campaign (www.psi-2020.org), this sneak peek screening of FANTASTIC FUNGI is followed by a Q&A with the film’s acclaimed director, Louie Schwartzberg. Proceeds support the film’s forthcoming college campus tour and social impact campaign.
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.
Through the eyes of mycologists like renowned expert Paul Stamets, as well as scientists and mushroom enthusiasts, we will learn about the power, beauty, and complexity of the fungi kingdom. We will see that fungi have much more to offer than we know - from food, medicine, and expanding consciousness, to bioremediation, neurogenesis, and treating end-of-life anxiety. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Q&A with Louie Schwartzberg:
We are honored to be joined by the film’s acclaimed Director, Louie Schwartzberg - an extraordinary visual artist and master storyteller whose groundbreaking films have inspired millions to celebrate life by taking viewers on journeys through time and scale. Schwartzberg is an Innovation Ambassador for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has directed award winning theatrical films for Disneynature and National Geographic. His acclaimed series Moving Art on Netflix has delighted viewers by making the invisible, visible. His inspirational TED talks have been viewed over 60 million times.