Science on Screen®: Local Mushroom expert, Amanda Moran, & film “Fantastic Fungi”

Sat, Sep 19
  • Sat, Sep 19
6:30 pm Sold Out

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Outdoor Science on Screen Event

Run Time: 80 min. Release Year: 2019

Please join us at The Gem for our outdoor Science on Screen event on Saturday, September 19th at 6:30pm. Local mushroom expert, Amanda Moran, will give a presentation at 6:30pm, followed by the widely acclaimed film Fantastic Fungi at 7pm. As a special treat, Amanda will offer a guided mushroom walk at Mahoosuc Land Trust’s Valentine Farm loop at 5pm, prior to the event at The Gem.

5:00pm: Amanda Moran’s guided mushroom walk at MLT’s Valentine Farm

Meet in the parking lot at MLT’s Valentine Farm. This walk is free, but please sign up here. You will be required to wear a mask and social distance while on the walk.

6:30pm: Amanda Moran “Finding Fantastic Fungi”

The Western Maine hills are rich with fungi, most of which we don’t even see. We’ll dip our toes into the world of mycology and learn some fundamentals as well as tips on identification before watching the movie and hearing from the experts.

7:00pm: Fantastic Fungi

Film Synopsis: A descriptive time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago.

Tickets for this event will be $9 (plus $1 online processing fee) and FREE for students living in the MSAD44 area. Seating will be limited to 50 and tickets MUST be purchased/reserved online. Concessions will be available for sale.

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

Please bring a blanket/sleeping bag and a lawn chair for your own comfort and safety. This will be held in the outdoor theater located behind The Gem. Tickets must be reserved/purchased online.

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