The date is different. The event is the same. Denver’s 11th annual Can’t Stop the Serenity screening will be selling out soon, so grab those tickets while they last. There’s nothing like watching one of our favorite films on the big screen at the Alamo Drafthouse Cimena in Littleton, CO surrounded by Browncoats. A huge gorram thanks to the organizers of this event who year after year put on this shindig to raise money for the important charity Equality Now. For those who have already grabbed their tickets, it is not too late to add those raffle tickets for only $1.00 each for that chance of scoring super shiny prizes.
For those few who are new to Can’t Stop the Serenity (CSTS), it is a fan organized screening of Joss Whedon’s epic film ‘Serenity’ to raise money and awareness to support Equality Now in their work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Since 2006 CSTS has been hugely successful holding fan organized screenings in 117 cities in 9 countries, and to date has raised $1,095,000 for the cause. Last year in 2015 $96,618 was raised, so let’s be big damn heroes and beat that amount.
Joss Whedon sums it up perfectly. “There are two ways to fight a battle like ours. One is to whisper in the ear of the masses, try subtlely and gradually to change the gender expectations and mythic structures of our culture. That’s me. The other is to step up and confront the thousands of atrocities that are taking place around the world on an immediate, one-by-one basis. That’s a great deal harder, and that’s Equality Now. It’s not about politics; it’s about basic human decency.”