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Can't Stop the Serenity tomorrow


Browncoats, get out your brown coats: a special charity screening of Joss Whedon's 2005 space western, Serenity, will be held at the Regent tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 in support of Equality Now.

The screening is being held as part of Can't Stop the Serenity, a fan backlash against the (relatively) weak box office showing by Serenity during its initial run. Each summer since the release (OK, this would be the second such summer), the fans have mounted a special screening of the film, on or around June 23rd (Joss Whedon's birthday), with all proceeds going to Equality Now, which is Whedon's charity-of-choice. Toronto's screening is being coordinated by the Canadian Browncoats, Canada's chapter of Serenity's international fan base.

Equality Now works towards gender equality around the globe by campaigning against issues such as rape, female genital mutilation, and spousal abuse. Whedon, who via Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly has demonstrated his penchant for creating kick-ass female heroines who double as icons of feminist empowerment, frequently stumps for Equality Now and was recently given an award by the organization. His calm yet ferocious acceptance speech on the subject can be peeped via YouTube.

Great cause, great flick (Serenity frequently tops the billing in online polls of the best science fiction movies of the past thirty years), and in the Regent, one of Toronto's last great single-screen theatres. Enjoy!


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