On Saturday, August 11th, local Joss Whedon fans will assemble (sorry, I had to do it) for the sixth year in a row to raise money for great charities.
The group Can’t Stop the Serenity will host a special screening of the filmmaker’s cult sci-fi space western at the Orpheus Singing Society to benefit Equality Now, an organization that works for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Written and directed by Whedon, Serenity is the spin-off film based on the his short-lived TV series Firefly. It follows the crew of a spaceship as they try to evade an assassin sent to recapture a telepathic member of their group.
The event will also include games, raffles and auctions. Doors open at 7 p.m. for games and pre-movie activities. Admission is $12 at the door. Get there early, because participants who arrive before 7:30 p.m. will get three free raffle tickets and be entered for door prizes.