1552 – Outbreak (1995)

spacetime coordinates: The film focuses on an outbreak of a fictional Ebola-like Motaba virus, in Zaire and later in a small town in the United States. It is primarily set in the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the fictional town of Cedar Creek, CaliforniaOutbreak‘s plot speculates how far military and civilian agencies might go to contain the spread of a deadly, contagious disease.

outbreak_ver2_xlgOutbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on Richard Preston‘s 1994 nonfiction book The Hot Zone. The film stars Dustin HoffmanRene RussoMorgan Freeman and Donald Sutherland, and co-stars Cuba Gooding Jr.Kevin Spacey and Patrick Dempsey. (wiki)

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The single biggest threat to man’s continued dominance on the planet is the virus.

— Joshua Lederberg, Ph.D., Nobel laureate, Film introduction: Outbreak (1995)

1510 – Fantastic Fungi (2019 documentary)

Fantastic Fungi is a 2019 documentary film directed by Louie Schwartzberg. The film combines time-lapse cinematography, CGI, and interviews in an overview of the biology, environmental roles, and various uses of fungi.

[Reception] Critics praised Schwartzberg‘s time-lapse cinematography. Some critics found the narration unnecessary. (wiki)

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The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World (2018 documentary) 

The Magic of Mushrooms (2014 documentary)

The Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History (2006 book by Nicholas P. Money)

1265 – Light of My Life (2019)

A girl (Anna Pniowsky) and her father (Casey Affleck) journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out nearly all the world’s female population. As a father struggles to protect his daughter’s innocence, shielding her from newfound dangers, their bond and the character of humanity is tested. (rt)

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Along with being the lead character, Casey Affleck also wrote the script and directed the film.

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