Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin Dir. Arwen Curry   Landmark  Artist Talk

In connection with Landmark’s one-night music and performance festival Poekhali! Landmark Takes Off!* (Saturday 18 August) - this year inspired by feminist science-fiction, collective action and an aim to rewrite the rules - two documentaries present the work of ground-breaking science-fiction scholars and writers, Ursula K. Le Guin and Donna Haraway.

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin (Dir. Arwen Curry)
Wednesday 15 August
50 / 35
An intimate journey through the life of feminist science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin.

Science fiction uses fantasy concepts such as alternate universes, time travel and new technologies to imagine how society could be organised differently. Feminist sci-fi in particular actively uses this to introduce alternative worlds in which dominant hierarchies of race, gender, sexuality, economic power and ruling norms are re-imagined, turned on their head or exploded altogether.

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929 - 2018) contributed to a transformation of the male-dominated science fiction genre, opening new literary structures and imagination to women and other marginalized writers.

Starring Ursula K. Le Guin and featuring fellow writers Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Neil Gaiman, Samuel R. Delany, Michael Chabon, Vonda N. McIntyre, Adrienne Maree Brown, China Miéville, Annalee Newitz, and Theodora Goss, as well as members of Le Guin’s family.

The film is in English.


Poekhali! Landmark Takes Off!* is organised in collaboration with Borealis - en festival for eksperimentell musikk, Konsept X, Ny Musikk Bergen, Playdate and Utmark.


*”Poekhali!” (Let´s Go!) – a famous take-off phrase by the first man in space Yuri Gagarin, 1961. This year we take off with the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, in 1963. “Hey, sky! Take off your hat, I’m coming!” she shouted as she went into orbit….

Supported by Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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