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Fantastic Fungi


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Fantastic Fungi

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. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamens, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil, and others, we experience the power, beauty, and complexity of the fungi kingdom. Narrated by Brie Larson, the film is an astonishing blueprint for how the mycelium network connects all humanity and the natural world, offering solutions to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

Tickets: $12 (members), $17 (nonmembers)


Q&A filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg & Dr. Tony Bossis, NYU Professor and clinical researcher, with JBFC Founder Steve Apkon

Sunday, Oct. 13 2019, 5:00

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 techniques. His filmmaking credits include the 3D IMAX film Mysteries of the Unseen World with National Geographic, narrated by Forest Whitaker; Wings of Life for Disneynature, narrated by Meryl Streep; and America’s Heart and Soul for Disney. The third season of his Netflix series Moving Art will be premiering in September 2019.

Dr. Tony Bossis, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and a clinical researcher at the NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research. He is a co-principal investigator, director of Palliative Care Research, and session guide for the NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Research Project. This research is investigating the impact of a psilocybin-facilitated mystical experience upon existential and psycho-spiritual distress in persons with cancer.  

Tickets: $12 (members), $17 (nonmembers)

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