In January, science fiction and fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin died at the age of 88, leaving behind an incredible body of work that has inspired generations of writers and readers. Le Guin is the subject of an upcoming documentary by Arwen Curry, who has just released a new trailer for the project.
Curry kickstarted Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin in 2016, and has been working on the project ever since. Earlier this week, he released a preview of the documentary, which will use archive footage and recent interviews with Le Guin to examine his life and the impact of his career. The film will also feature interviews with authors such as Margaret Atwood ( The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale ), Neil Gaiman ( American Gods ), Theodora Goss ( The strange case of the daughter of the alchemist and an upcoming critical volume on Le Guin), and others. "She's being recognized not only as one of our great science fiction and fantasy writers," says Goss in the trailer, "but as one of our great American writers."
Sci-Fi Podcast Imaginary Worlds recently interviewed Curry about his work in the documentary and explains that the desire to create a film about Le Guin's life led her to obtain a degree in journalism to enter to the field, and spent years interviewing the late author to examine his life and career.
The worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin will appear at film festivals later this fall.