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(859) 7.8 81 min 2019

Fantastic Fungi is a movie starring Brie Larson, Andrew Weil, and Giuliana Furci. Fantastic Fungi is a descriptive time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and...

Starring
Giuliana Furci, Andrew Weil, Brie Larson, Paul Stamets
Genres
Documentary
Director
Louie Schwartzberg

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Documentary
Director Louie Schwartzberg
Writer Mark Monroe
Stars Giuliana Furci, Andrew Weil, Brie Larson, Paul Stamets
Country USA
Runtime 1H 21M
Description June 12, 2019 From the Maui Film Festival's Celestial Cinema. Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet. Fantastic Fungi is a revelatory time-lapse journey, from 2019 Maui Film Festival Visionary Award honoree and director Louie Schwartzberg, about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago. Better yet, you'll see it through the eyes of mycologists, like renowned Paul Stamets exing about the unlimited potential of fungi in the fields of food, medicine, expanding consciousness, bioremediation, neurogenesis and treating end-of-life anxiety. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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Friday, 01 May 2020 15:20

From a scientist who is an evolutionary biologist, to a budding environmentalist, Dr. Will Sarno gives us a look at the intimate details of the lives of some of the world's most fascinating organisms. Dr. Sarno, in his own words, gives us an insider's view of these creatures living, breathing, and thriving. The film is worth a look if you are a fan of science, nature, or even just an animal lover. The footage is so beautiful and informative that it may give you a better understanding of the creatures that make up the world. Some of the highlights of the film include a short interview with T. Rex, a giant tortoise that has lived on the Pacific floor for 150 million years; a video with a snails that is the size of a small car; a tiger shark named Ophiocordurfer that weighs about the same as a paper airplane; a whale that can dive 2,500 feet under water and an awesome video of a beaver that is six feet tall and weighs about thirty pounds. Most of the footage is shown in wonderful 3D but there is also some footage that is in two or three-dimensionality that adds to the film. Also worth mentioning is the fact that Dr. Sarno gives a brief description of the "Endangered Species Act". The film contains information on the different species and their habitats and even a brief description of a species that is not named in the film, called the barnacle. A special mention to the filmmakers who did a great job of not turning the film into a tourist film and gave us a true-to-life perspective of some of the creatures of the natural world. At the end of the film there is a discussion that Dr. Sarno has with two of the scientists who are featured in the film, one being a biologist and one being a scientist. The two discuss how they feel about the film and the situations they faced when filming it. The filmmakers also give advice for future filmmakers about how to conduct interviews with the animals. Overall, this is a must-see for anyone who is interested in the wonders of the natural world and the lives of these creatures. If you do not have a passion for nature, you might not want to see this film. If you do have a passion for nature, you might even want to see this film.


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