Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin leaning on cushions, staring at the camera

Still from Worlds of Ursula K Le Guin, directed by Arwen Curry, 2018

A feature documentary exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away earlier this year. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed, this is the first time Le Guin’s fascinating story has been captured on film.

Produced with the participation of Le Guin over the course of a decade, director Arwen Curry has created a journey through the writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. The film features beautiful animation and reflections by literary luminaries including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell and Michael Chabon.

“What distinguishes the film is the way it explores Le Guin’s ideas, and the way she used science-fiction as a vehicle to explore human existence, politics, gender equality, the search for a perfect society and the price of happiness” – Screen International

This screening is taking place as part of CINECITY Film Festival 2018, 9 to 25 November. To see the full programme, visit their website: http://www.cine-city.co.uk/

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