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Fantastic Fungi w/ Livestream Q&As


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• General Admission – $4.99

For $4.99, you’ll be able to rent the film for 48 hours, and for $14.99 you’ll be able to purchase the film to stream and download, all through Vimeo.

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These are challenging times for everyone and while we have temporarily closed our theater for the greater good, we are truly pleased to announce a new initiative that will allow us to continue sharing cinematic gems with you by bringing the art house directly into your house! Thanks to Fantastic Fungi & others, we now have the ability to offer our audience the chance to watch films which have not yet been made available on any other streaming platform! O Cinema has always been your mission-driven, community-based nonprofit art house theater and we remain dedicated to educating, entertaining and inspiring. Your support with this purchase will help O Cinema remain a cultural and cinematic beacon in our community.

AWAKE & AWARE is a conscious cinema program that presents opportunities to see and understand the relations between things, people, and processes, things that we usually might not see completely because of our perception of our circumstances.

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Our new virtual cinema will allow us to continue sharing curated, cinematic gems with you by bringing the art house directly into your home while also helping support O Cinema.

On April 21st, as we prepare to celebrate our good earth, and all of our efforts to sustain it, we invite you to discover the magic beneath us on Fungi Day. The global mycelium network reconnects for a virtual gathering as the Fantastic Fungi team hosts a full day of conversations with Director Louie Schwartzberg, mycologist Paul Stamets, and many special guests including researchers, educators and solutionaries responding to some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and global challenges.

Participation in the virtual gathering is FREE! Just register today at fantasticfungi.com and you’ll receive a link to join the conversation via the platform of your choice.


1:00PM (ET): Educational Forum
We invite parents, teachers and children to watch segments from Fantastic Fungi, where you can explore the mycelial kingdom, and discover how important this amazing world of organisms are to our survival.

• William Padilla-Brown, Founder MycoSymbiotics
• Guiliana Furci, Founder of Fundacion Fungi
• Paul Stamets, Mycologist
• Louie Schwartzberg, Filmmaker
• Moderated by Stephen Apkon, Filmmaker

4:00PM (ET): Shift in Consciousness
We have to shift our consciousness to gain the perspective we need to bring about change. We have not changed our behavior in response to the science and the facts. We need to speak to the heart, to understand how we are all connected, because we will protect what we love.

• Jeremy Narby, Anthropologist and Author
• Jason Silva, Futurist and Storyteller
• Paul Stamets, Mycologist
• Louie Schwartzberg, Filmmaker
• Francoise Bourzat, Therapist and Author
• Moderated by Stephen Apkon, Filmmaker

6:00PM (ET): Nature’s Intelligence
Nature knows far more than us. What can we learn from her?. All the answers we need lie literally beneath our feet. We need to lose our arrogant human-centric view and learn to live in harmony with the earth. Join us on a deep dive through time and scale to discover the secrets, mysteries and answers that nature can provide.

• Paul Stamets, Mycologist
• Suzanne Simard, Professor of Forest Ecology
• Jay Harman, Biomimicry Inventor
• Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Activist on Peace, Indigenous and Mother Earth Perspective
• Louie Schwartzberg, Filmmaker
• Moderated by Stephen Apkon, Filmmaker

8:00pm (ET): Female Psychedelic Leaders
Join some of the many women leaders in the psychedelic movement to discuss the current challenges and possibilities we face to birth the use of psychedelics during this critical time.

• Pam Kryskow, MD Researcher, Educator, Physician
• Mary Cosimano, MSW – Johns Hopkins University
• Amy Emerson, MD Clinical research – MAPS
• Francoise Bourzat, Therapist and Author
• Moderated by Marcina Hale, Therapist and Filmmaker


FANTASTIC FUNGI, narrated by Oscar-winner Brie Larson, 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’s lightly informative, delightfully kooky documentary, Fantastic Fungi, offers nothing less than a model for planetary survival.”

“One of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.”

“Fantastic Fungi is never uninteresting, and often startling in the natural beauty it reveals.”

“Chances are you’ll never look at a mushroom in the same way again.”

“Eye-opening eye candy.”