Ursula le Guin died yesterday. She was 88 years old. She was the pillar of anarchist fiction.
I’m not someone impressed by celebrity, I don’t believe. I’m not even impressed simply by talent. But I can’t easily express how important it was to me that le Guin existed. When I was a baby anarchist fiction writer, I reached out to her. I wanted to write a zine about politics and fiction. She agreed to let me interview her, and started me on the path I’m on.
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Directed by: Kelly Reichardt
Written by: Jonathan Raymond
Recommended? That’s complicated.
I’ve been thinking about it for weeks, and I still don’t know how I feel about Night Moves. My informal poll of eco-anarchists (okay, I asked two people) is split right down the middle: it’s an excellent movie except for the end, or it’s garbage the whole way through.
But the thing is, it was still stuck in my head. The very least I can say is that it’s not an inconsequential film. So I tracked down the screenwriter, Oregon novelist Jonathan Raymond, and interviewed him.
I include that interview in full in this review, but the interview is very spoiler-heavy. So there’s a short movie review, the interview, and analysis.
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