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Fantastic Fungi – Bay Area Premiere

Narrated by Academy Award-Winner Brie Larson, Fantastic Fungi takes us on an immersive journey into the magical earth beneath our feet: an underground network with the potential to 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 offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

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

“I started my career filming time-lapse photography in Northern California, so it feels like a homecoming to present Fantastic Fungi, a smorgasbord of nature’s most mysterious kingdom, and take audiences through the ultimate journey of time and scale, making the invisible visible. “stated Schwartzberg, adding “Beauty is nature’s tool for survival. We protect what we love.”

The film is being released in tandem with a book, out August 27th from Bay Area publisher Earth Aware Editions: FANTASTIC FUNGI: How Mushrooms Can Heal, Shift Consciousness, and Save the Planet. Edited by Paul Stamets, and containing an afterword by Louie Schwartzberg, the book contains written contributions from many of the luminaries we hear from in the film. The book will be on sale at the event.

Free Screening of “The Biggest Little Farm”

Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), Patagonia Palo Alto, Kitchen Table AdvisorsSlow Food South Bay and Hidden Villa are pleased to invite to you the free screening in San Jose of The Biggest Little Farma film that chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.

Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.

Doors will open for the screening at 6:00. Come early and meet representatives from local farming groups, or enjoy some refreshments from the concession stand. The film will start promptly at 7:00 PM and has a runtime of 1 hour, 32 minutes. 

Sunu – a film about Mexican Maize Farmers and Their Struggle Against GMO’s

A documentary by Teresa Camou Guerrero about one of the worlds greatest treasures. Free film screening followed by a panel discussion by  food justice community leaders.  Sunu is is Spanish with English subtitles.

Patagonia & Surfrider Present: Storytelling for the Environment – Food For The Future

Patagonia Palo Alto & Surfrider San Mateo County Present:

Storytelling for the Environment: Food For the Future

This series focuses on how to tell our stories to create positive impact. It will be an evening of music, art, food, drink, and film, including a short screening of the film Of the Sea, about California fishermen and sustainability. There will also be presentations by, and discussions with local folks who are all part of sustainable fishing, farming, ranching, and food distribution. We will discuss sustainable practices and how these are essential to ensuring abundant food for our future.

 

Umunhum: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Celebrate indigenous stewardship and cultural conservation while viewing the short film Umunhum, which will transport you to the sacred site of the Amah Mutsun creation story. In partnership with the Amah Mutsun Land Trust, Hidden Villa will host a special screening of the film in our Dana Center. After the screening, learn even more about the great collaboration that has made the return of the Amah Mutsun to Mt. Umunhum possible from a panel discussion featuring members of the Tribal Band, the Land Trust and the film’s producer.

Seats are limited, so register for this special program today!

Culinary Cinema Series

A Movie Series About Love, Sensuality & Food

The Pruneyard Cinemas new culinary series will include a new movie each month with a show-specific dinner and cocktail menu that highlights the nights theme.

January 23 – Chef

February 13 – Eat Drink Man Woman

March 13 – the Big Night

April 10 – Like Water, For Chocolate