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In accordance with the recent mandate from Oregon Governor Kate Brown, masks are required during Open-Air Cinema at OMSI. Masks continue to be required for all staff and visitors at the Portland Art Museum, including Venice VR Expanded.

November 23, 2020 – December 7, 2020

Mondays | 6 -7:30 p.m. | 3 sessions

Instructor: Arwen Curry

Location: Online

Ursula K. Le Guin and the Movies

This interactive, three-session Zoom course explores expressions of the late Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin’s work in the medium of film and television, looking at successful collaborations with filmmakers as well as now-infamous misrepresentations of her magical archipelago, Earthsea.

The course’s overarching theme reckons with the opportunities and challenges of representing Le Guin’s — and any writer’s — imaginative worlds onscreen. Filmmaker Arwen Curry, director/producer of the 2018 feature documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin (2018), is the course instructor. Each class will include never-seen original interview footage with Le Guin.

Date: Mondays, November 23th, November 30, and December 7, 6-7:30 p.m. PST
Instructor: Taught by Arwen Curry – the Director and Producer of the feature documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin.
Age: This class is for students age 15 years and older.


Information on tuition assistance and scholarships is located HERE.

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