Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, is a new a feature documentary that explores the life and legacy of the groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy author.
Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away in 2018 at the age of 88 is mostly known for her science fiction and fantasy novels such as A Wizard of Earthsea and The Left Hand of Darkness, defiantly held her ground on the margin of American letters until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature.
Director Arwen Curry filmed with Le Guin for 10 years to produce the film, which unfolds an intimate journey of self-discovery as Le Guin 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. Starring Ursula K. Le Guin and featuring Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Neil Gaiman, Samuel R. Delany, Michael Chabon, Vonda N. McIntyre, Adrienne Maree Brown, China Miéville, Annalee Newitz, and Theodora Goss, as well as members of the Le Guin’s family.
The film will be showing at festivals in the U.S. and around the world this summer and fall. PBS American Masters broadcast and streaming to follow in 2019. For more information visit the film’s site.