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SAN FRANCISCO– Screening and Discussion of THE WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN at Litquake 2018 with Arwen Curry and Michael Chabon
October 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm$20 – $25
SAN FRANCISCO–Join California Humanities for a screening of the new documentary film THE WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN followed by a conversation with filmmaker Arwen Curry and author Michael Chabon. Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) is best known for her classic Earthsea fantasy series and sci-fi masterworks such as The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed. Beginning in the mid-1960s, she soon became known for her cultural sophistication and artistry. Her work has often depicted futuristic or imaginary alternative worlds in politics, the natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality, and ethnography. Filmmaker Arwen Curry spent ten years creating the California Humanities-supported feature documentary The Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, which features Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, and more. Join us for the San Francisco premiere screening of this intimate and multifaceted portrait, followed by discussion with filmmaker Arwen Curry and Michael Chabon. “Books aren’t just commodities; the profit motive is often in conflict with the aims of art…We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable. But then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art.” —Ursula K. Le Guin, National Book Awards, 2014 Thursday October 18, 2018 7:00pm – 10:00pm Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at New Mission 2550 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110 $20 adv / $25 door For tickets, please visit the Litquake 2018 box office Arwen Curry served as Associate Producer and Archivist of the PBS American Masters film EAMES: The Architect and the Painter (2011), and associate-produced both American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco (2013), and the acclaimed HBO film Regarding Susan Sontag (2014). Curry’s short 2006 documentary, Stuffed, took viewers into the lives and homes of compulsive hoarders to better understand our connection to the things we own. She is a Bay Area native and a graduate of the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Curry has also written for magazines, radio, and film.