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The Art of Living Well: Fantastic Fungi + Special Dinner Offer

The Art of Living Well: Fantastic Fungi + Special Dinner Offer
All patrons who purchased tickets will be receiving credit to the theater, and will be notified when and if the shows have been rescheduled. Contact the Box Office at 609-466-1964 to re-purchase the tickets again with your credit.

  • 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 offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.
  • Enjoy an optional dinner featuring a locally foraged soup, salad, and rustic bread provided by Chef Ian Knauer of The Farm Cooking School. Stay after the film for a post-film panel featuring Dan Lipow, Malaika Spencer, and Ben Walmer. See bios below.
Directed by Louie Schwartzberg
Runtime: 74 mins
Rating: NR

Panelist Bios

Dan Lipow is a wild food enthusiast and owner of The Foraged Feast, LLC., a purveyor of wild and specialty provisions. Dan, who is a former professional photographer and world traveler, runs workshops and forays in which he shares his diverse knowledge and experience of foraged mushrooms and wild foods.

Malaika Spencer is the owner and operator of Roots to River Farm, a small organic vegetable farm in Solebury, PA. In school, Malaika was on a "competitive" gardening team, and later apprenticed on organic farms in various U.S. states, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. She has also studied sustainable agriculture, soil biology, and beekeeping.

Ben Walmer comes from a family of five generations of fruit growers, and is the founding architect and Creative Director of the NJ/NYC-based interdisciplinary design practice, Broadloom, and founding chef and Creative Director of NYC's Highlands Dinner Club. See his Tedx Talk here.


This film is a part of Hopewell Theater's ongoing series, The Art of Living Well, featuring inspiring films, speakers and interactive discussions exploring ways of cultivating serenity, meaning and a deeper connection to one’s self and the world.

Also check out our March 26 screening of Fantastic Fungi with a Fungi Day special post-film experience featuring the director and famous mycologists!
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