Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin
DIRECTOR: Arwen Curry TUESDAY FILM SERIES | CO-PRESENTED BY THE TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL
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.
King's Books will be on site with a selection of books for purchase.
Co-presented by the Tacoma Film Festival
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.Allan Hunter, Screen International
...shows how, in Le Guin's writings, fantasy can be viewed as both a different way of seeing and understanding the past, and a new way of seeing the present -- and what the future could be.Chris Barsanti, PopMatters