June 20th, 2006

librarian

rambling

Had an idea today for my Summer of Giles story. Need to do some research in Bartlet's for quotations about summer.

Saw an article in the newspaper. To celebrate Joss' birthday theaters around the country are doing a Serenity/Buffy triple header this weekend. An independent place here in town is going to be a part of it. The first feature is Serenity, then they are going to show 'Hush', then 'Once More With Feeling'. The theater manager called it a Rocky Horror for Buffy fans.

I don't usually go out at night, my husband works afternoons and I'd be on my own, but this is something I would go to. I would be among people with similar interests as well as leaving the theater with a crowd into a well lit parking lot. Things to be aware of when you're a woman driving alone at night.

On small problem.

Last Saturday night, on his way to work, a car ran a stop sign and hit my husband. Jim wasn't hurt, just seat belt bruises and banged knees from hitting the console, but our poor Ursula is not drive able, so he has to have our other car to get to work this Saturday. Poor George, he's going to be doing double duty until we either get Ursula fixed (not really very likely, she's 14 years old and it would cost more than she's worth) or we get another car.

Oh, well. Maybe we can figure something out. I'd really like to see Serenity on the big screen again. And a movie screen sized Giles? Yummy.
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newspaper aritcle

Here is the article that was in the Tucson paper yesterday.

"Serenity" fans refuse to let their favorite film die.

The browncoats, as director Joss Whedon's rabid fans are known, wielded enough Internet clout to resurrect canceled cult-TV show "Firefly" onto the big screen as the movie "Serenity."

Now they've gotten "Serenity" back into theaters. As part of a worldwide benefit for Equality Now, which works against violence and discrimination against women and girls, the 2005 sci-fi/Western will screen at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway.

Similar screenings will occur in more than 35 cities across the United States this weekend, which just happens to begin with Whedon's 42nd birthday on Friday. (Told you these fans were serious.)

Locally, the Loft has turned the fund-raiser into a Whedon double feature, complete with a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" singalong.

Two episodes, "Hush," in which the characters lose their voices, and "Once More With Feeling," a musical show, will play after the film. "Buffy" starts at 10 p.m.

Audience participation will be encouraged.

"It's kind of like 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' with vampires," said Jeff Yanc, program director for the Loft. Yanc said "Buffy" screenings have been popular at other independent theaters across the country.

Those not so familiar with Sunnydale, Calif., can keep up with the musical participation via the words on the screen.

Tickets are $10 for "Serenity," $5 for "Buffy" and $12 for both. Buy them at the Loft box office.

If you go

• What: Screening of "Serenity" to benefit Equality Now, with "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" singalong after.
• When: 7 p.m. Saturday. "Buffy" starts at 10 p.m.
• Tickets: $10 for "Serenity," $5 for "Buffy," $12 for both. Available at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway, 795-7777.
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