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Can't Stop the Serenity - Screening of Serenity


Charity Screenings of Joss Whedon's Serenity July 19, 2014

Enjoy an afternoon of Browncoat-style fun while supporting charity at the ninth annual Can’t Stop the Serenity – Washington, D.C.! Doors open at 11:00 AM, show starts at 12:00 PM. Cosplay is encouraged!
The program includes: • A screening of Joss Whedon’s ‘Serenity’ (2005); • A screening of Joss Whedon’s ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog’ (2008); • Two costume contests (Best Firefly/Serenity Costume, Best Whedonverse Costume); • Raffles, door prizes; and • A silent auction. Featuring a special performance by the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra! Tickets are $18.00. All net proceeds benefit Equality Now and Kids Need to Read (the signature charities of Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion, respectively), and the Tahirih Justice Center. The show has sold out the last four years so get your tickets today!





Beloved television cult director Joss Whedon (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL) makes a spectacular first foray onto the big screen with SERENITY, the cinematic adaptation of his wildly popular but short-lived sci-fi series, FIREFLY. A mix of space western, comedy, and drama, SERENITY follows captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) and his ragtag crew as they trade their way around the edges of civilized society. Of particular interest are two passengers they take on, Simon and River Tam (Sean Maher, Summer Glau), a brother and his telepathic sister on the run from the corrupt governing Alliance. As notorious former members of the anti-Alliance opposition, Mal and his crew make it difficult for Simon and River to stay hidden. Everything goes completely awry when a government assassin is sent to retrieve River. As Mal is forced to choose between his close-knit crew and the brother and sister newcomers, it becomes apparent that River harbors both a dangerous secret and astounding fighting powers, and Mal decides that discovering the truth about what she knows might just be worth his time. Many of the film's action sequences revolve around Summer Glau's martial arts skills in her portrayal of River. Glau prepared for her role with Hong Kong stuntwoman Ming Lu, as well as stunt coordinators Chad Stahelski and Hiro Koda, and as a resulted performed nearly all the stuntwork herself. In addition to the stellar stunts, realistic graphics, and an often haunting score, the film's actors display a rare chemistry that brings viewers both into their lives and into a possible version of humanity's future.

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