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      February 8, 2020

      Saturday   5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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      Fantastic Fungi - Kansas City Premiere

      MOVING ART in association with Atremis Rising Foundation and Reconsider and Area 23a presents the Kansas City Premiere of "Fantastic Fungi" A film by Louie Schwartzberg Narrated by Brie Larson Followed by one of a kind Post Screening Discussion and Book Signing with award-winning Director Louie Schwartzberg and Executive Producers of Fantastic Fungi and Co-Founders of Reconsider Foundation, Stephen Apkon, and Marcina Hale. Saturday, February 8th at 5:00 PM The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, MO 64111 Ticket Price: $20 Doors open at 4:30 PM Tickets: (No Tickets Sold at the Door) Companion Book: "Fantastic Fungi: How Mushrooms Can Heal, Shift Consciousness, and Save the Planet" ***** 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 offers 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 theĀ Soarin Around the World; a motion simulatorĀ 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 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 peoples hearts. Beauty is nature's 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.

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