(December 21, 2018)

Directed by Arwen Curry, the 65-minute film explores the life and legacy of the late feminist author.

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 lived the last 59 years of her life in Portland, often visiting the coast to write in Cannon Beach. She came to Manzanita in July 2008 to participate in the Hoffman Center’s Manzanita Writers’ Series.

Produced with Le Guin’s participation over the course of a decade, “Worlds” is a journey through the writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. It is the first film to capture her story.

The film features stunning animation and reflections by literary luminaries including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon and more. It was created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, California Humanities, the Berkeley Film Foundation and 3,185 backers on Kickstarter.

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