Fantastic Fungi - Bay Area Premiere
in association with Atremis Rising Foundation and Reconsider and Area 23a
presents the Bay Area Premiere of
A film by Louie Schwartzberg
Narrated by Brie Larson
Followed by a Post Screening Discussion with award-winning Director Louie Schwartzberg and renowned Mycologist Paul Stamets
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10TH at 7:00 PM
THE CASTRO THEATRE
429 Castro St. San Francisco, CA 94114
Tickets $25-$35 Doors open at 6:00 PM
Tickets $150 Special Pre-Screening Experience - 5:00-6:00 PM
Special Pre-Screening Mushroom Experience: Help Build the Mycelial Network!
Please join us for a very special pre-screening reception with Louie Schwartzberg and Paul Stamets and get a sneak peek into the world of mushrooms, the vision of the film and some great surprises. And enjoy the mushroom delicacies from Prime Roots while learning about this exciting new mushroom-based meat alternative.
All proceeds go to supporting the distribution of the film and other educational events and we invite you to become a founding member of the mycelial network!
This also includes Preferred Reserve Seating for the screening and post-screening Q&A.
You'll also receive a signed copy of Fantastic Fungi - a beautiful companion book edited by Paul Stamets which includes essays from Louie Schwartzberg, Michael Pollen, Eugenia Bone, Suzanne Simard, Roland Griffiths, Jay Harman, Bill Richards, and Andrew Weil.
(Amount Deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Est. Value $75)
Fantastic Fungi is more than a film - it is a portal to connection and collaboration. We are establishing the team of edge runners (leaders in the mycelium world) who will be instrumental in getting this important film and message out to create the largest and most meaningful conversation and impact possible. We invite you to join us on this journey!
When so many are struggling for connection, inspiration, and hope, Fantastic Fungi brings us together as interconnected creators of our world.
Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can 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 offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.
Louie Schwartzberg Bio:
Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than four decades providing breathtaking imagery using his time-lapse, high-speed and macro cinematography techniques. Schwartzberg is a visual artist who breaks barriers, connects with audiences, and tells stories that celebrate life and reveal the mysteries and wisdom of nature, people, and places.
Louies theatrical releases include the 3D IMAX film Mysteries of the Unseen World with National Geographic, narrated by Forest Whitaker; the documentary, Wings of Life for Disneynature, narrated by Meryl Streep, and Americas Heart and Soul for Walt Disney Studios.
His latest feature film, Fantastic Fungi, which explores the world of mushrooms and mycelium and illustrates how this fascinating organism can provide sustainable solutions to some of the worlds greatest problems, from curing diseases to saving the bees, and cleaning the atmosphere will be released in theaters fall, 2019.
Louie has also directed the Soarin Around the World; a motion simulator ride film, one of the most popular attractions at Disney Theme Parks worldwide.
His Netflix series, Moving Art, was renewed for a third season and will be premiering in September 2019. Designed to inspire, educate and evolve our perspective on the world, each episode immerses viewers in the natural world, taking them on a journey through time and scale.
Louie's TED talks have gone viral with over 54 million combined views. His Gratitude Revealed series of shorts were launched on Oprah.com. Supported by the Templeton Foundation, with science and analytics by the Greater Good Center at UC Berkeley, the series explores the multifaceted virtues of gratitude.
Louie is the only filmmaker to be inducted into the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Lemelson Foundations Invention Ambassadors Program.
For Schwartzberg, the greatest satisfaction is creating works that can have a positive effect on the future of the planet. I hope my films inspire and open peoples hearts. Beauty is natures tool for survival we protect what we love. That is the shift in consciousness we need to sustain and celebrate life.
Louie is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science,
Directors Guild of America and on the board of Earth Day Network.
Paul Stamets Bio:
Paul Stamets, speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher, and entrepreneur, is considered an intellectual and industry leader in fungi: habitat, medicinal use, and production. He lectures extensively to deepen the understanding and respect for the organisms that literally exist under every footstep taken on this path of life. His presentations cover a range of mushroom species and research showing how mushrooms can help the health of people and planet.
Stamets is known for his stunning, planet-healing breakthrough discoveries in mycological research something he credits to his early, consciousness-raising experiences with psilocybin mushrooms.
His central premise is that habitats have immune systems, just like people, and mushrooms are cellular bridges between the two. Our close evolutionary relationship to fungi can be the basis for novel pairings in the microbiome that lead to greater sustainability and immune enhancement.
He sees the ancient Old Growth forests of the Pacific Northwest as a resource of incalculable value, especially in terms of its fungal genome. A dedicated hiker and explorer, his passion is to preserve and protect as many ancestral strains of mushrooms as possible from these pristine woodlands. His research is considered a breakthrough by thought leaders for creating a paradigm shift for helping ecosystems worldwide.
Paul is the author of six books (including Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save The World, Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms, and Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World), he has discovered and named numerous new species of psilocybin mushrooms, and is the founder and owner of Fungi Perfecti, LLC, makers of the Host Defense Mushrooms (www.hostdefense.com) supplement line.
He has received numerous awards, including: Invention Ambassador (2014-2015) for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Mycologist Award (2014) from the North American Mycological Association (NAMA), and the Gordon & Tina Wasson Award (2015) from the Mycological Society of America (MSA).
His work has entered into the mainstream of popular culture. In the latest Star Trek: Discovery series on CBS, the Science Officer is portrayed by an Astromycologist.... a Lt. Paul Stamets. Paul's work with mycelium is a central theme of this series.
Paul also plays a starring role in Fantastic Fungi - a groundbreaking new film by acclaimed nature cinematographer and director Louie Schwartzberg.
The Castro Theatre (View)
429 Castro Street @ Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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