Serenity screening for a cause

CALLING all sci-fi fans, the second annual charity screening of Joss Whedon’s cult flick Serenity is fast approaching.

On Saturday, September 21, Can’t Stop the Serenity will be happening at the Wesley Centre on Berry Street in Nowra at 6pm.

The event, which is now worldwide, came about in 2006 when a fan of Joss Whedon, known for popular shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, wanted to honour Whedon’s birthday by screening Serenity.

Whedon’s mother was patron of charity Equality Now, an international human rights organisation dedicated to action for rights of girls and women.

Whedon said he was happy for the screening to go ahead, but asked for fans attending to donate to Equality Now.

Organiser of the Nowra event, Cindy Fitzpatrick said it ballooned from there.

“It’s become huge,” she said.

“People dress up and do marches. It’s held in over 51 cities now.

“It’s a great chance to have fun and do some good.”

Doors to the Nowra screening will open at 5pm and fans can enjoy much more than simply the movie.

There will be a Serenity costume competition and best dressed on the night will win a family pass to Shoalhaven Zoo.

The chance to own a hat modelled on one of the movie character’s will be up for grabs with an auction.

There will also be a special screening of Doctor Horrible’s Sing Along Blog.

Dinner will be available on the night.

Tickets are $15 each, include a lucky door prize and can be purchased from Michel’s Patisserie in Nowra Mall.

Joss Whedon fans Nery Romero from North Nowra, Elye McGrath from North Nowra, Phillip Motbey from Bomaderry, Cindy Fitzpatrick from Bomaderry and (front) Cyndy Kitt from Nowra look forward to Can’t Stop the Serenity on September 21.

Joss Whedon fans Nery Romero from North Nowra, Elye McGrath from North Nowra, Phillip Motbey from Bomaderry, Cindy Fitzpatrick from Bomaderry and (front) Cyndy Kitt from Nowra look forward to Can’t Stop the Serenity on September 21.