Movies: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin; The Chronology of Water

A trailer has been released for Arwen Curry's documentary, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin. Curry kickstarted the film in 2016 "and has been working on the project ever since. Earlier this week, she released a trailer for the documentary, which will use archival footage and recent interviews with Le Guin to examine her life and the impact of her career," The Verge reported. Le Guin died in January.

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin also features interviews with other writers, including Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman, as well as Theodora Goss, author of a forthcoming critical volume on Le Guin, who says in the trailer: "She's being recognized not just as one of our great science fiction and fantasy writers, but as one of our great American writers."

Science fiction podcast Imaginary Worlds recently interviewed Curry about her work on the documentary, which will appear at film festivals later this fall and debut on PBS American Masters in 2019.


Kristen Stewart plans to make her feature film directorial debut with an adaptation of Lidia Yuknavitch's 2011 memoir, The Chronology of Water. She will write and direct the project.

In an interview at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where she is a juror (her short film debut, Come Swim, premiered at Cannes in 2017), Stewart said, "Lidia Yuknavitch is from Portland. I love her novels but her memoires... it's deeply personal to her. She's in my blood and I knew that before I met her. As soon as I met her it was like we started this race without any sense of competition. I'm making the movie this summer but other than that, my only goal is just to finish the screenplay and hire a really spectacular actor: I'm going to write the best f**king female role. I'm going to write a role that I want so badly but that I'm not going to play."

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