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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

September 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Thursday, October 25th – 7:30PM

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin: a wizard’s work is never done

The Balboa Theatre, San Francisco
In conversation with Anaalee Newitz
Q & A immediately after film

Tickets for this special film night are $12, and can be purchased directly from the Balboa Theater. Visit their box office person, or buy online at www.cinemasf.com.

Borderlands Books will be on hand with books for sale

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a feature documentary exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed, Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margin of “respectable” literature until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Her fascinating story has never before been captured on film.

Produced with Le Guin’s participation over the course of a decade, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a journey through the writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. Viewers will join the writer on an intimate journey of self-discovery as she 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. The film features stunning animation and reflections by literary luminaries including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, and more.

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin was created with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, California Humanities, the Berkeley Film Foundation, and 3,185 backers on Kickstarter. (See the project, here.)

The Balboa Theatre
3630 Balboa Street, between 37th & 38th
Street parking metered til 6PM
31 Balboa drops you across the street
Come early – lots of restaurants in the neighborhood!

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