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Fantastic Fungi - Santa Barbara Premiere
The Majorie Luke Theatre
Santa Barbara, CA
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Fantastic Fungi - Santa Barbara Premiere
in association with Atremis Rising Foundation and Reconsider and Area 23a

present the Santa Barbara Premiere of

"Fantastic Fungi"
A film by Louie Schwartzberg
Narrated by Brie Larson

Followed by one of a kind Post Screening Discussion with award-winning Director Louie Schwartzberg; David Fortson, CEO & Co-Founder, LOACOM; Rick Ridgeway, Patagonia, VP of Public Engagement and Bob Cummings, Forager, and Professor of Biology at Santa Barbara City College (pending).

Sunday, November 24 at 4PM

Tickets General Admission - $20/Students - $15  Doors open at 3:30 PM
Tickets https:// sbfungi.brownpapertickets.com

VIP Experience - $50
Fantastic Fungi After-Party
BarbareƱo Outdoor Patio
205 W. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara

Join filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg and local Santa Barbara cultivators, foragers and educators at BarbareƱo for a fungi-centric after-party. Ticket includes premium seating at film screening and VIP ticket to after-party which includes complimentary glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage and small bites made with local mushrooms: pickled tapenade on a brioche crostini with Fresno chili and black olives, grilled shiitake with black garlic, tomato caviar(agar) and scallion, and market popcorn with dehydrated mushroom butter and Aleppo pepper. Additional beverages are available for purchase.


"Schwartzberg's film quickly proves to be one of the years most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs. 
 -Matt Fagerholm rogerebert.com 
"A charming blend of science and conjecture, FANTASTIC FUNGI wants to free your mind."
Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times    

"Do not miss Fantastic Fungi, one of the most beautifully powerful and intellectually stimulating films of the year and perhaps even the decade"
-Pamela Powell Reel Honest Reviews


Fantastic Fungi is more than a film - it is a portal to connection and collaboration. We are establishing the team of edge runners (leaders in the mycelium world) who will be instrumental in getting this important film and message out to create the largest and most meaningful conversation and impact possible. We invite you to join us on this journey!

Film Summary:

When so many are struggling for connection, inspiration, and hope, Fantastic Fungi brings us together as interconnected creators of our world.  

Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, 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 Bio:

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 cinematography techniques. Schwartzberg is a visual artist who breaks barriers, connects with audiences, and tells stories that celebrate life and reveal the mysteries and wisdom of nature, people, and places.

Louies theatrical releases include the 3D IMAX film Mysteries of the Unseen World with National Geographic, narrated by Forest Whitaker; the documentary, Wings of Life for Disneynature, narrated by Meryl Streep, and Americas Heart and Soul for Walt Disney Studios.

His latest feature film, Fantastic Fungi, which explores the world of mushrooms and mycelium and illustrates how this fascinating organism can provide sustainable solutions to some of the worlds greatest problems, from curing diseases to saving the bees, and cleaning the atmosphere will be released in theaters fall, 2019.

Louie has also directed the Soarin Around the World; a motion simulator ride film, one of the most popular attractions at Disney Theme Parks worldwide.

His Netflix series, Moving Art, was renewed for a third season and will be premiering in September 2019.  Designed to inspire, educate and evolve our perspective on the world, each episode immerses viewers in the natural world, taking them on a journey through time and scale.

Louie's TED talks have gone viral with over 54 million combined views. His Gratitude Revealed series of shorts were launched on Oprah.com. Supported by the Templeton Foundation, with science and analytics by the Greater Good Center at UC Berkeley, the series explores the multifaceted virtues of gratitude.

Louie is the only filmmaker to be inducted into the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Lemelson Foundations Invention Ambassadors Program.

For Schwartzberg, the greatest satisfaction is creating works that can have a positive effect on the future of the planet.  I hope my films inspire and open people's hearts. Beauty is natures tool for survival we protect what we love.  That is the shift in consciousness we need to sustain and celebrate life.

Louie is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science,
Directors Guild of America and on the board of Earth Day Network.


The Majorie Luke Theatre (View)
721 E Cota St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
United States


Film > Movies
Other > Health & Wellness

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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