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Know Your Mushrooms (2008)

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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

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Dec 15, 2009

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Another delightful exploration of well-chosen subject matter that's more richly fascinating than you might first expect.

June 12, 2009 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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A playfully informative look at various types of fleshy fungi and the folks who avidly consume them.

March 31, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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As with all of Mann's films, his enthusiasm is infectious. He comes to praise mushrooms, not to bury them, and long may his frying pan sizzle.

January 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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Like Calvin Trillin in print, or Errol Morris on screen, [director Ron] Mann has the knack of generating fascination where none seemed to exist, of carving intrigue from an apparently non-intriguing topic -- okay, a measure of intrigue anyway.

January 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Its fun to be completely absorbed in a subculture like this, and Lincoff, Evans and co. make no apologies for relishing every minute of it.

January 17, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
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... a highly entertaining trip through the facts and fictions of fungi, from ancient culture to counter-culture to epicurean treat.

January 10, 2010 Full Review Source: Seanax.com
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Know Your Mushrooms works best as a profile of some colourful characters whose passion is one of the planet's weirdest lifeforms.

January 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
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