Canadian documentary-maker (and film distributor) Ron Mann, who also directed “Grass,” goes one trip farther with this psilocybes syllabus, a love ode to spores that offer a little magic for your love. Fans and experts alike hold screen in “Know Your Mushrooms,” which explores the coming-together that is the Telluride Mushroom Festival, and mingling the fascinating facts of mushrooms themselves with the mush of psychedelic trips recalled. Mushroom expert Larry Lincoff and “the Indiana Jones of mushrooms” are among the more likable of the bunch. Mann, as always, has a keen eye for archival footage, but his own enthusiasm is what stitches it all together. 74m. HD video. (Ray Pride)
Ray Pride is Newcity’s film critic and a contributing editor to Filmmaker magazine.
His history of Chicago “Ghost Signs” in words and images will be published in Spring 2022.