Ursula K. Le Guin, the author whose science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories inspired readers of all ages, is the focus of a new documentary.
“Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin” is the first documentary about the pioneering science-fiction writer—and pretty much the first film of any kind to showcase her work. Although Ms. Le Guin was writing about dragons and wizard schools back in 1968 for her Earthsea series, there have been no high-profile movies based on her 20 novels or more than 100 short stories.
Ms. Curry, a former editor of Maximum Rocknroll, a punk-rock magazine, overcame the author’s initial reluctance and interviewed Ms. Le Guin many times for the documentary. A 2016 Kickstarter campaign that raised $234,202 from more than 3,100 backers helped Ms. Curry secure a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to finish the film.