The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Fantastic Fungi – Earth Day Encore!

Fantastic Fungi: The Mushroom Movie

Directed by Louie Schwartzberg | 2019 | 81 minutes | Not Rated | USA | English

From the comfort of your own home, celebrate Earth Day and Fantastic Fungi Day by streaming Fantastic Fungi: The Mushroom Movie!

On April 21st, join the filmmakers for a virtual gathering, featuring live-streamed conversations with researchers, educators, and solutionaries about our planet’s most pressing environmental and global challenges. 

Featuring Paul Stamets, Louie Schwarzberg, Suzanne Simard, Jason Silva, and many more special guests, the panel discussions will run throughout Fungi Day and be available to watch for free on Facebook, and Twitter.

For the Fungi Day schedule, click here!

Fantastic Fungi at The Frida CinemaFantastic Fungi: The Mushroom Movie 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. 

Through the eyes of renowned mycologist Paul Stamets, professor of forest ecology Suzanne Simard, best selling author Michael Pollan, food naturalist Eugenia Bone and others, we experience the power, beauty and complexity of the fungi kingdom. The film is a blueprint for what connects all humanity and the natural world. There is much to learn from the world of mycelium and Fantastic Fungi is an inspiring place to begin the process of bringing us together as interconnected creators of our world.

Link to stream the film will be available Tuesday, April 21st (Monday at Midnight). To stream, click the ‘Stream Now’ button!