Know Your Mushrooms

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Overview

Award-winning filmmaker Ron Mann (Grass, Comic Book Confidential) investigates the miraculous world of fungi with this documentary shot largely at the Telluride Mushroom Festival in Colorado. It was during a conversation with his friend Jim Jarmusch that Mann first learned of the bizarre sub-culture surrounding the mushroom, and once his interest was peaked there was no turning back. Some of the oldest and largest living organisms on the planet are fungi, but where did mushrooms come from, and could they hold ...
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Overview

Award-winning filmmaker Ron Mann (Grass, Comic Book Confidential) investigates the miraculous world of fungi with this documentary shot largely at the Telluride Mushroom Festival in Colorado. It was during a conversation with his friend Jim Jarmusch that Mann first learned of the bizarre sub-culture surrounding the mushroom, and once his interest was peaked there was no turning back. Some of the oldest and largest living organisms on the planet are fungi, but where did mushrooms come from, and could they hold secrets that we've yet to discover? Recently, a new breed of maverick scientists have made the claim that mushrooms possess the power to cleanse sites corroded by toxins, and that they could be used as a "clean" pesticide among other things. By traveling to the Telluride Mushroom Festival and speaking with festival president Gary Lincoff, as well as numerous other mycophiles (mushroom aficionados) who frequent the event, Mann reveals why the popular fungus has emerged to become one of our greatest mysteries. A neo-psychedelic soundtrack by The Flaming Lips and campy clips from such features as Attack of the Mushroom People keeps the mood whimsical as Mann explores every wonderful facet of the mushroom kingdom.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Welcome to the fungal jungle:; A video short by mushroom hunter Larry Evans; Gary Lincoff lecture from the Telluride Mushroom Festival ; Deleted scenes; Theatrical trailer; Mushroom clubs in North America:; An interactive listing of mycological groups; Fun with fungi trivia game
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/15/2009
  • UPC: 767685168813
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Time: 1:13:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 78,120

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Larry Evans Participant
Gary Lincoff Participant
Technical Credits
Ron Mann Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Bill Imperial Co-producer
Andy Keen Cinematographer
John Laing Sound/Sound Designer
Gary Lincoff Consultant/advisor
Brian T. Moore Cinematographer
Mike Roberts Animator
Mike Rosnick Musical Direction/Supervision
Simon Ennis Editor
Nick Taylor Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Know Your Mushrooms
1. Opening Titles [2:50]
2. Telluride Mushroom Festival [5:14]
3. Honey Mushroom [6:14]
4. Death Cap [12:45]
5. Truffles [5:57]
6. Magic Mushroom [10:52]
7. Fly Agaric [6:52]
8. Shitake [6:30]
9. Oyster Mushroom [9:09]
10. Giant Puffball [3:10]
11. Closing Credits [3:02]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Know Your Mushrooms
   Play
   Extras
      Bonus Features
         Welcome to the Fungal Jungle
         Gary Lincoff Lecture
         Deleted Scenes
            John SirJessie Interview
            Art Goodtimes on Karma
            Mushroom Cultivation
         Interview With Ron Mann
         Teaser
         Mushroom Clubs in North America
         Fun With Fungi
   Setup
      Sound Setup: Stereo
      Sound Setup: Dolby 5.1
   Chapter Selection
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