WHEN: October 15, 2019, 7pm
WHERE: Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Ave., Albany CA
ADMISSION: Free + free popcorn
Join us for a screening on the acclaimed 2018 feature documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin (68 minutes) followed by a lively and enlightening Q&A with Bay Area director Arwen Curry.
Decades before Hogwarts, Ursula K. Le Guin invited young readers to wizard school in her classic Earthsea fantasy series, and dazzled the science fiction world with masterworks like The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed. Arwen Curry’s feature documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin tells the groundbreaking author's story in her own words, sprinkled with stunning animation and commentary from literary luminaries like Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, and Michael Chabon. Produced with Le Guin’s participation over 10 years, the film is a breathtaking journey through the late writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic.
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin explores the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. 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.
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a journey through the writer’s 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.