Saturday, 23 March
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin took her first steps as a writer in the male-dominated literary industry of the 60s. She was then one of the very first women writing science fiction, a genre held in disregard by the Hemingway-loving editors of the time. Rebellious and determined to prove that another kind of literature was possible, Le Guin kept conjuring alternative worlds and universes before winning acclaim and a devoted readership.
Through archival footage, interviews and animation, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin follows the late author’s journey in developing her own style, while examining the feminist, anti-capitalist and environmental themes in the societies she imagined for her books. Arwen Curry’s directorial debut is a careful reflection on LeGuin’s legacy as a world-builder and the result of an almost decade long conversation with contemporary authors such as Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman and China Mieville, as well as the author herself. Watch the trailer.
Directed by Arwen Curry, 2018, USA, 68 minutes. In English.
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