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LeGuin Documentary Starts Kickstarter Campaign Posted at 2:31 PM by Charles Dee Mitchell

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Marian Wood Kolisch (American, 1920-2008), Ursula K. Le Guin, 1988, gelatin silver print, Bequest of Marian Wood Kolisch, © Portland Art Museum, 2009.30.35Documentary filmmaker Arwen Curry has worked seven years assembling footage for Worlds of Ursula K. LeGuin. Curry has produced significant documentaries on Susan Sontag and the California architect and designer Charles Eames, but this is her most personal project. She grew up immersed in LeGuin’s fiction, and for this film she has traveled with the author to the many landscapes that inspired her fantastic worlds. Along the way she learned just “how deeply Le Guin’s otherworldly made-up places are informed by real places in the real world. She’s a very rooted writer, and person.”

This film gives us a chance to hear the LeGuin’s voice recounting her “journey of self-discovery as she comes into her own as a major feminist author, inspiring generations of women and other marginalized writers along the way.” Curry also brings in commentary by such figures as Margaret Atwood, Samuel R. Delany, and Karen Joy Fowler.

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Worlds of Ursula K. LeGuin a production grant, but those funds will not be released until the filmmakers raise a remaining $80,000. A Kickstarter campaign began on Februrary 1 and runs through the end of the month. It’s a chance to participate in a project that will help define the central role science fiction and speculative literature plays in American society.

Use this link to access the Kickstarter campaign.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arwencurry/worlds-of-ursula-k-le-guin

 

Daredevil Season 2 Coming Soon! Posted at 2:59 PM by Dave Post

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Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios.

Can’t wait!

Deadpool Red Band Trailer 2 Posted at 11:44 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

This looks like a lot of fun to me. Happy Holidays everyone!

Star Trek Beyond – Trailer Posted at 11:08 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

So this. Huh. Well, what do you think? I’m still trying to process this.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE | Official Trailer Posted at 2:10 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Looks pretty good to me. What say you?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Official Trailer 2 Posted at 10:57 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

So, what do you think? It’s got some cool elements but I don’t feel any real excitement yet. I’d call that a bad sign this late in the game.

Tomorrow I Will Wake Up And Scald Myself With Tea Posted at 5:24 PM by Charles Dee Mitchell

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The Taste of Cinema website has published a list of twenty Eastern European science fiction films worth checking out. Some are the expected classics, but there are possible gems here if you can track them down. The title of this posting is the title of film number 14.

Still from First Spaceship on Venus, a Polish/East German co-production from 1960.

Still from First Spaceship on Venus, a Polish/East German co-production from 1960.

 

The Civil War Begins – 1st Trailer for Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” Posted at 12:53 AM by Dave Post

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Looks pretty cool, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Warcraft – Official Trailer Posted at 11:50 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Yeah, I like the look of this. Dare I hope that it lives up to the trailer?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Posted at 8:34 AM by Dave Post

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We’d be remiss if we didn’t post this trailer. I can’t say I’m too excited to see this newest installment. One thing Lucas taught me well with the last 3 movies is fear. Fear is the mind killer… wait, that’s Dune. “Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Anger, hate, and suffering… pretty much sums up my experience with the prequels. But Lucas is out of the picture so maybe…. It does look pretty cool.