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“Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin”, A Project by Arwen Curry

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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin“, a feature documentary, explores the remarkable life and legacy of the groundbreaking 86-year-old author.

-$15 or more gets you this cool U.K. Le Guin pin for your bookbag or lapel.EUROPA SF likes Ursula K.Le Guin and her masterpieces and we’re happy to help by spreading the word about a great project, “Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin“.

Kindly give your help for the project of  WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN, Arwen Curry’s feature documentary about Ursula K.Le Guin’s life, work, and legacy.

“Arwen Curry : For the past seven years, I’ve had the tremendous honor of filming dozens of hours with Ms. Le Guin, now 86. My exceptional team includes post-production supervisor Camille Servan-Schreiber (The Rape of Europa), cinematographer Andrew Black (Fahrenheit 911, Weather Underground), and consulting producer Jason Cohn, co-director of the Peabody Award-winning American Masters film EAMES: The Architect and the Painter.

©Ursula K.Le Guin & Arwen Curry

“Ursula K. Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the frontier of American letters until the sheer excellence of her work finally forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. By elevating science fiction from mind candy to serious speculation, she opened doors for younger mainstream writers like Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, and Jonathan Lethem to explore fantastic elements in their work.

In the film, we’ll accompany Le Guin on an intimate journey of self-discovery as she comes into her own as a major feminist author, inspiring generations of women and other marginalized writers along the way. To tell this story, the film reaches into the past as well as the future – to a childhood steeped in the myths and stories of disappeared Native peoples Le Guin absorbed as the daughter of prominent California anthropologist Alfred Kroeber and author Theodora Kroeber.

Le Guin’s story allows audiences to reflect on science fiction’s unique role in American culture, as a conduit for our utopian dreams, apocalyptic fears, and tempestuous romance with technology. More than ever, we need to perform the kinds of thought experiments that Le Guin pioneered, to ask how we should behave as our technologies transform us beyond the wildest dreams of our grandparents. 

We’re working toward an enduring, thoughtful, and gorgeous documentary by the middle of 2017. We can succeed with your help. Thank you for reading, for contributing if you can, and for spreading the word, through all of your worlds, about WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN.” – Arwen Curry

Arwen Curry (Director & Producer) has spent her career working on films about game-changing creative Americans. She was Associate Producer and Archivist of the PBS American Masters film EAMES: The Architect and the Painter (2011).

Between 2012 and 2014, Arwen worked on five 30-minute science and technology documentaries for San Francisco’s PBS member station KQED, on subjects ranging from reawakening extinct species to the new era of space exploration.

Her short documentary Stuffed took viewers into the lives and homes of compulsive hoarders to better understand our connection to the things we own. She is an SF Bay Area native and a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she studied documentary film with Jon Else (The Day After Trinity), Debbie Hoffmann and Frances Reid (The Times of Harvey Milk). Arwen was editor of the punk magazine Maximum Rock’n’Roll from 1998 to 2004. She also writes for magazines, radio, and film.

  

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