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Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet. Fantastic Fungi 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. Better yet, you'll see it through the eyes of mycologists, like renowned Paul Stamets exing about the unlimited potential of fungi in the fields of food, medicine, expanding consciousness, bioremediation, neurogenesis and treating end-of-life anxiety. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Special guests: Dr. Gordon A. Walker, and avid mycophile who runs the popular Fascinated By Fungi on Instagram, Facebook and iNaturalist. Since launching his social media account @FascinatedByFungi, Gordon has amassed nearly 45,000 followers on Instagram. Gordon Walker (@FascinatedByFungi)
He will be joined by Chef Cindy Pawlycn, a pioneer in the development of wine country cuisine and owner of Napa Valley’s beloved Mustards Grill.
Dr. Walker attended UC Davis for graduate school where his doctoral research focused on the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine production. After receiving his doctorate in Biochemistry from UC Davis, Dr. Walker worked at Opus One Winery, isolating wild yeast for wine production and establishing redox potential as process parameter for the wine industry.
Culinary treats from Chef Cindy Pawlycn. Wine courtesy of Frogs Leap. Doors open at 4:45 pm, Tickets $35 Sell out risk high
CinemaBites benefits the St. Helena Farmers
Market and the CameoArts programs.