A number of dedicated Browncoats, as fans of Joss Whedon's Serenityare called, have organized an enormous event called "Serenity Now/Equality Now" to be held on June 22, 23 and 24. They are showing the film, which was spun-off from the cult TV-series Firefly, throughout the United States, Canada, England, Scotland and Australia to benefit Whedon's favorite charity, Equality Now. The occasion marks the one-year anniversary of the last advance screening of Serenity before its official release, and June 23 is also Whedon's birthday.

So far the event has 21 cities listed (each location is showing the film on one of the three days), but anyone living somewhere it isn't screening is encouraged to set up a show of their own. The website Can't Stop the Serenity gives information on renting a print from Universal, gaining public performance rights and finding a venue.  

I have to say, Browncoats are becoming my favorite sci-fi geek cult. They are active, they're united and they're doing it all to help women and girls of the world who are suffering from violence and discrimination. If you love Serenity, help out by at least attending one of the screenings if not putting one together yourself.


categories Cinematical