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MILL VALLEY– Screening of WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN at the 41st Mill Valley Film Festival
October 8, 2018 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 am
MILL VALLEY–California Humanities is pleased to co-present a screening of the new documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin at the 41st Mill Valley Film Festival on October 8 from 12:00-2:00 pm in Mill Valley. This intimate film portrait of the Berkeley-born author features Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, and more.
Well before certain wondrous wizarding worlds were established in popular fiction, Berkeley-born Ursula K. Le Guin (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Dispossessed) was building fantastical future worlds and adeptly sorting out issues like religion, sexuality, gender, politics, and the natural world. Le Guin’s writing not only paved the way for future Harrys and Hermiones, she also influenced multitudes of writers and readers with the scope and depth of her world-building and her comprehensive elevation of science fiction and fantasy to new levels of artistry, accessibility, and excellence. In Bay Area native Arwen Curry’s fascinating documentary, Le Guin’s worlds live beyond the 22 novels she wrote, explored in the words of the celebrated author herself, bolstered by endearing tributes from fellow fantasy authors and devotees Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, David Mitchell, Margaret Atwood, and more. Pioneer, feminist, mother, wife, literary giant, Ursula K. Le Guin’s own story is one of triumph and a world unto itself.
Expected Guests: Director Arwen Curry; Producers Jason Andrew Cohn, Camille Servan-Schreiber; Associate Producer Ariana Reguzzoni; Composer William Ryan Fritch
October 8, 2018, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
25 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Documentary film Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is supported by California Humanities through a California Documentary Project grant.