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Can't Stop the Serenity! A Benefit for Equality Now! Hosted by Humboldt Browncoats

  • Arcata Theatr eLounge 1036 G Street Arcata, CA, 95521 United States (map)
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Friday, Sept. 29th

Doors at 5:00 PM

Movie at 6:00 PM

119 min.

Rated PG - 13

$5

The Humboldt Browncoats Present Can’t Stop the Serenity, a Sci-Fi Event that supports women around the world.

This event is a benefit for Equality Now (100% of the proceeds go to Equality Now), the preferred charity of Joss Whedon, the creator of Firefly and Serenity (2005), to help end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. There will be a screening of Serenity (2005) as well as drawings for great prizes and a trivia contest.

Go to http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com/ or, for local information, go to www.humboldtbrowncoats.com, & Facebook, or call 707-496-6734.

A band of renegades on the run in outer space get in more hot water than they anticipated in this sci-fi action-adventure adapted from the television series Firefly. In the 26th century, the galaxy has been colonized by a military force known as the Alliance, but its leadership has not gone unquestioned. The Alliance was once challenged by a league of rebels known as the Independents, but the Alliance emerged victorious after a brutal civil war, with the surviving Independents scattering around the galaxy. Also wandering the edges of the galaxy are the Reavers, who have won few allies due to their violent behavior and habit of ripping apart their enemies and eating them before they’re dead. Capt. Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), who fought as an Independent in the galactic war, is the head of Serenity, a rogue freighter ship whose crew includes Mal’s first mate, Zoe (Gina Torres), who fought alongside him in the war, her husband, hotshot pilot Wash (Alan Tudyk), sunny but dependable mechanic Kaylee (Jewel Staite), and hard-nosed gunman Jayne (Adam Baldwin). The crew of Serenity wander the galaxy, taking on whatever work they can get, from criminal activities like smuggling and stealing to legitimately offering transport to travelers. Passengers aboard Serenity include professional “companion” Inara (Morena Baccarin) and holy man Shepherd Book (Ron Glass), but the real trouble aboard the ship comes with the arrival of Simon (Sean Maher) and his teenage sister, River Tam (Summer Glau). In time, the crew discovers that River has remarkable psychic powers and was being held captive by Alliance forces until Simon came to her rescue. Now the Alliance is hot on the heels of Serenity and its passengers, with The Operative (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a sinister Alliance tracker, leading the chase.

Earlier Event: September 25
Sci-Fi Night: Chopping Mall (1986)
Later Event: October 2
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