A feature documentary exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away earlier this year. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed, this is the first time Le Guin’s fascinating story has been captured on film.
Produced with the participation of Le Guin over the course of a decade, director Arwen Curry has created a journey through the writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. The film features beautiful animation and reflections by literary luminaries including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell and Michael Chabon.
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 – Allan Hunter SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
PLEASE NOTE: The Towner screening of this film is taking place on the 15th of November, not the 22nd as is listed in the CINECITY programme.