Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 26th, 2020, Hopewell Theater presents, Fantastic Fungi with an optional live Q&A for your enjoyment at home! Because theaters are closed now and cannot screen the film, the filmmakers are making Fantastic Fungi available to rent or buy as a digital download purchase! What’s more, Hopewell Theater will get a portion of the proceeds if you download and purchase of the film.
Already a nationwide phenomenon, Fantastic Fungi is a descriptive time-lapse journey 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. Click here to see the mind-blowing trailer!
Viewing Fantastic Fungi is as easy as 1-2-3, so here are the three basic steps to becoming a part of the Fungi experience!
- Click this link, scroll down till you see the “Rent” and “Buy” buttons on the right side of your browser, and select your preferred option.
- You’ll need to log-in to/sign-up for your Vimeo account, or sign-in using your current Google or Apple Account. Thereafter, enter your credit card information.
- Hit the blue “Rent” or “Buy” button near the bottom of the window and you’re ready to stream!
Join the Q&A: March 26th, join Fantastic Fungi filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, mycologist Paul Stamets, and a few special guests for a Live Cyber-Q&A. To register for a Q&A session, please click the URL below which corresponds with your preferred time.
- First Q&A – 4:00pm EST Click here.
- Second Q&A – 9:00 pm EST Click here.
- Third Q&A – Midnight (3/27) EST Click here.
Finally, we’d like to let you, our wonderful patrons, know that we’re seeking to provide more virtual cinema content in the coming weeks. Like with Fantastic Fungi, a portion of all sales will go back to Hopewell Theater and help sustain us during the closure. More to come, so stay tuned to our e-blast, website and social media channels!
The Reviews Are In!
“Louie Schwartzberg’s lightly informative, delightfully kooky documentary, Fantastic Fungi, offers nothing less than a model for planetary survival.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
“Schwartzberg’s film quickly proves to be one of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.” – Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert.com
“Fantastic Fungi is never uninteresting, and often startling in the natural beauty it reveals…Gorgeous photography! Time-lapse sequences of mushrooms blossoming forth could pass for studies of exotic flowers growing on another planet.” – Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal