Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Friday, March 8th at The Carnegie Institution for Science
7:30pm – 9:30 pm

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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Directed by Arwen Curry
USA/2018/69 mins

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a feature documentary exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed, Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margin of respectable literature until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Her fascinating story has never before been captured on film.

Produced with Le Guin’s participation over the course of a decade, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a journey through the writers career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. Viewers will join the writer on an intimate journey of self-discovery as she comes into her own as a major feminist author, opening new doors for the imagination and inspiring generations of women and other marginalized writers along the way. The film features stunning animation and reflections by literary luminaries including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, and more.

Charles Hess, illustrator of Ursula LeGuin’s books, will join director Arwen Curry for the post-screening discussion. His work will be on display from 6.30pm during the cash bar reception before the screening.

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