“Caps off to ‘fun guy’ Ron Mann, who delivers another wildly entertaining,
mind-expanding film.” - Jennie Punter, Film Critic
From the award-winning director of COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL, GRASS, GO FURTHER and a host of paradigm-shifting films reappraising the backwaters of popular culture, Ron Mann investigates the miraculous, near-secret world of fungi with his newest piece of cinema, KNOW YOUR MUSHROOMS.
SHORT SYNOPSIS: LONG SYNOPSIS KNOW YOUR MUSHROOMS follows uber myco visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry Evans (two of the more expert and unforgettably mercurial characters in the community) as they lead us on a hunt for the wild mushroom and the deeper cultural experiences attached to the mysterious fungi.
Combining material filmed at the Telluride Mushroom Fest with animation and archival footage along with a neo-psychedelic soundtrack by the Flaming Lips, KNOW YOUR MUSHROOMS opens the doors to perception, takes the audience on a longer, stranger trip and delivers them to a brave new world where the fungi might well guide humanity to a saner, safer place… with extra cheese…
The Royal, Toronto Premiere - Jan 30, 31, Feb 2 & 3, 2009
Know Your Mushrooms Fundraiser - Jan 31, 2009 Downward Dog Yoga @ 735 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor Special Guests : Ron Mann (Director "Know Your Mushrooms"), Ron Obadia and Nadine Artemis (Living Libations) plus more to be announced. Tickets: $25/ More Info! Sponsored by Downward Dog Yoga Centres, Living Libations & filmswelike.
"KNOW YOUR MUSHROOMS is essential viewing for all human beings. Without these fascinating creatures our world would be uninhabitable. Finally a remarkable film explains some of their many mysteries and celebrates their presence among us all!" - Jim Jarmusch