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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a feature documentary, explores the remarkable life and legacy of the groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy author.
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a feature documentary, explores the remarkable life and legacy of the groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy author.
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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin premieres in China!

Posted by Arwen Curry (Creator)

Dear backers, 

I wanted to let you know about upcoming March and April screenings of Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin.

February was a busy month for the film. We're honored to have been awarded Best of Fest at the Boston SciFi Film Festival and made the cover story of the National Endowment for the Humanities magazine, written by Ursula’s biographer Julie Phillips. As always, we are grateful for the support of the NEH.

Illustration by Chris Gall of Ursula as a young writer. Cover of HUMANITIES Magazine, Winter 2019, Volume 40, Number 1.
Illustration by Chris Gall of Ursula as a young writer. Cover of HUMANITIES Magazine, Winter 2019, Volume 40, Number 1.

In March, the film will travel for the first time to Washington D.C., Nebraska, and internationally to Bulgaria, China, Greece, and Turkey! It will tour Spanish audiences in Barcelona, Huesca, and Madrid. It will also return to Ursula’s hometown for the Portland International Film Festival

All these screenings wouldn't be possible without your generous support and the suggestions many of you have shared with us for festivals and venues where you'd like to see the film.

x Arwen


Mar. 8 1:00pm – Thessaloniki, Greece

Friday, Mar. 8, 6:15pm – Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha Film Festival, Aksarben Cinema

Friday, Mar. 8, 7:30pm – Washington, DC
DC Independent Film Festival, The Carnegie Institution for Science. Cash bar and music from 6:30pm for ticket holders. 

Saturday, Mar. 9, 2:00pm – Jingjiang District, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Kinmirai Gallery Hostel, Building 7, No. 37, Shuinian River South No. 3 Street

On Saturday, Mar. 9, 4:00-5:30pm, Director Arwen Curry will participate in a seminar at The Carnegie Institution for Science in DC, presented in association with Docs In Progress:

CHANGING THE LOOK OF REALITY: Integrating Animation and Digital Effects into Documentaries

Mar. 10, 17, & 23 – Olympia, WA
Olympia Film Society

Tuesday, Mar. 12, 7:00pm – Corvallis, Oregon
LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Hall. After the screening, Director Arwen Curry will join Tony Vogt from the Anarres Project and Carly Lettero from Spring Creek Project on stage for a public conversation. 

Mar. 17, 12:30pm & Mar. 18, 6:00pm – Portland, Oregon
Portland International Film Festival, NW Film Center, Whitsell Auditorium – Screening with Kesh, directed by Vanessa Renwick

Sunday, Mar. 17, 5:00pm – Istanbul, Turkey
International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival on Wheels 

Tuesday, Mar. 19 (time TBA) – Tacoma, Washington
The Grand Cinema, Tuesday Film Series

Wednesday, Mar. 20, 6:30pm – Newport, Oregon
Newport Public Library

Mar. 24, 6:00pm, – Albany, California
Albany Film Festival – Q&A with filmmakers to follow

Mar. 24, 6:30pm, – Barcelona, Spain
Kosmopolis, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 7:00 pm – Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia International Film Festival (Cinema Politica), Goethe Institut

Friday, Mar. 29, (time TBA) – Madrid, Spain
La Casa Escondida

Mar. 29-31 – Vancouver, Canada
Kiggins Theatre

Saturday, Mar. 30, 2:00 pm – Berkeley, California
Berkeley Public Library, Central Library Community Meeting Room

Sunday, Mar. 31, 13:00pm – Sebastapol, CA
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival


Wednesday, Apr. 10, 1:30 pm – Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC), Music Recital Hall – Panel discussion to follow, with Director Arwen Curry and Editor Juli Vizza

Apr. 5-15 (date & time TBA) – Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix Film Festival

Thursday, Apr. 11, 7:00 pm – Berkeley, CA
Rialto Cinemas – Q&A with Director Arwen Curry to follow

Thursday Apr. 11, 5:30pm – Fort Meyers, Florida
For Meyers Film Festival

Apr. 19-22 – Los Angeles, California
Claremont, Playhouse, Royal and Town Center Laemmle


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    1. Missing avatar

      Tracy Pinkelton about 24 hours ago

      I got to see it last night in Portland. We were walk-ups and someone with an extra pre-purchased ticket handed it to me, which was incredibly sweet. It came out really well. Loved the animation.

      I have hearing issues, so I know I missed a fair bit and look forward to catching all the little bits when I have my DVD to plug into. But it was great getting to see it all on the big screen there.

    2. Susan J. Murphy on

      I'd like to be in touch with someone about possibly arranging a showing, or maybe a couple of showings. The Rosendale Theater in Rosendale NY is a coop-run community movie theater, and we have a small movie plex in Saugerties, the Orpheum, that might run it. Also Upstate Films in Rhinebeck and Woodstock -- this is exactly the kind of film they always feature. Have you been in touch with the Woodstock Film Festival?
      I can't say I have strong contacts with any of these, but I would do what I can to help.
      Susan Murphy, Saugerties NY

    3. Marc Kevin Hall

      I just looked at the email, and was ecstatic to see that it would be playing in DC. "When?!" he says, expectantly. "Oh. Six minutes ago."

      Well, damn. Now I have to wait until the end of the year.

    4. Arwen Curry Creator on

      Hi @rootsrat - Digital streaming/downloads and DVD copies will happen after our PBS American Masters broadcast, which is anticipated in October 2019. Until then we'll be screening at festivals and venues around the world!

    5. rootsrat on

      Nice! Is there any ETA on the DVD's at this time? Thanks :)