Fantastic Fungi

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Saturday, August 14, doors open at 6:15, music at 6:45, film at 8:00
At Opus 40, Saugerties

Tickets: $15 ($10 Upstate Films members)
With live music by Dolunay

This vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of mycelium and its fruit—the mushroom—begins 3.5 billion years ago, with fungi creating the soil that supports life, its mycelial networks connecting vast systems across the planet. Through the eyes of mycologists and scientists including Paul Stamets, Michael Pollen and Andrew Weil, we learn about the power, beauty, and complexity of the fungi kingdom, recognizing that fungi offer food, medicine, and expanding consciousness, bioremediation, neurogenesis, and treating end-of-life anxiety. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

(U.S., 2018 / Directed by Louie Schwartzberg)
Unrated / 1 hr 21 mins.