New Releases


Directed by Louie Schwartzberg

USA, 2019, 1h 21min, DCP

New Releases

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


General Public & Members
$11.25 evening / $9 matinee

The March 26th screening will feature a livestream Q&A with Director Louie Schwartzberg and mycologist Paul Stamets.

FANTASTIC FUNGI is a consciousness-shifting film, narrated by Brie Larson,  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.


“An engaging look at the scope of an organism that is so much more than a pizza topping or an ingredient in beef stroganoff.” – Josh Kupecki, Austin Chronicle (AC Pick)

“A charming blend of science and conjecture, FANTASTIC FUNGI wants to free your mind.”—Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times


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