ARCATA– Screening of Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin
February 6 @ 8:00 am – February 27 @ 5:00 pm$9.40
ARCATA– Screenings of California Humanities-supported film Worlds of Urusla K. Le Guin at the Miniplex at Richards’ Goat Tavern in Arcata, California from Wednesday, February 6th until Wednesday, February 27, 2019, various times and days. Click here for more information and tickets.
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a feature documentary exploring the remarkable life and legacy of groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away in 2018 at the age of 88.
Directed by: Arwen Curry
Country: USA; Language: English; Genre: Documentary Feature; Runtime: 67 mins.
Wednesday, February 6, 7:30 – 8:45 pm
Saturday, February 9, 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Sunday, February 10, 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 – 8:45 pm
Saturday, February 16, 5:00 – 6:15 pm
Sunday, February 17, 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Saturday February 23, 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Sunday, February 24, 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Praise for Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin:
“A much-needed antidote for the world right now, shining light on a seeker of truth, a buster of walls, a morality explorer, and a champion of humanity.” – Bust. A decade in the making, this new documentaryexplores the remarkable life and legacy of late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away in 2018. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as The Left Hand of Darkness, the Earthsea trilogy, and The Dispossessed, she changed the way we viewed those genres, dragging them from the shadows of pulp fiction to literary respectability. She also championed the idea that writers and what they do is far from a luxury, but a necessity for human survival. Featuring interviews with the usually camera-shy Le Guin, stunning animation, and reflections by authors including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, and more.
“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 Daily
“There’s Le Guin as the young, struggling writer whose fiction is dismissed by editors as being too heady to find an audience; Le Guin as the pipe-smoking feminist shaking up the male-dominated science fiction scene; Le Guin the mother and anarchist; and finally, Le Guin as the aging anti-capitalist National Book Award winner who is sick and tired of profiteers ruining literature.” – Vice
“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.” – PopMatters