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March 16 2007

PDX Browncoats announce TWO 'Serenity' charity screenings for 2007. The founding city for the "Can't Stop the Serenity" charity-screening effort announces its 2007 dates (June 22-23), its venue (Portland's Hollywood Theatre), and an additional beneficiary (the Women's Film Initiative). Full announcement re-posted after the jump.

PDX Browncoats is proud to announce (at last!) that this year's charity screenings of Serenity will be held on Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, at the historic Hollywood Theatre. You read that right: Two screenings this year. In addition, we are very excited to announce that 10% of the door will go to support the Women's Film Initiative....

Our primary charity, Equality Now, of course, was founded in 1992 to work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Working with national human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support their efforts to stop these human rights abuses.

Our addition this year, the Women's Film Initiative, was established in recognition that few role models exist for women interested in pursuing filmmaking behind the camera. Dr. Martha Lauzen of San Diego State University revealed that in 2004 only 5% of directors, 3% of cinematographers, 16% of editors and 12% of writers on the top 250 films were women.

The Women’s Film Initiative is comprised of four programs:

- INSPIRE: A Program for Young Women Filmmakers creates opportunities for female high school students to direct, produce, shoot and edit and their own films.

- The Faerie Godmother Film Scholarships will be provided to Oregon and SW Washington women studying film in a four-year college or university.

- The Women’s Vision Film Grants will support female filmmakers who tell engaging stories that increase social awareness and tolerance, both within and beyond our immediate communities.

- The Portland Women's Film Festival (POW Fest) celebrates the art and cinematic contribution of women filmmakers from around the world. Presented by Sour Apple Productions and Zonker Films, the Festival is produced in partnership with Film Action Oregon. POW Fest! will be held May 8 - 11, 2008.

With the selection of our venue and dates for this year's followup to our enormously successful screening last year, we're anxious to get to work on making this year's event bigger and better.


[ edited by Serenity Tales on 2007-03-15 22:34 ]

Me, I like that the theatre is in the Hollywood neighborhood of Portland. So I get to run around saying, "Our screening's in Hollywood!"
I like the addition of a second charity as well as I like the addition of a second screening of Serenity.
Yeah we're excited about raising money for the Women's Film Initiative, too. It was entirely accidental/heppenstantial that I was looking at the Hollywood Theatre's site and discovered that the non-profit which owns and operates it also had that other project. It was one of those "everything clicks into place" moments.
I've been posting this info like crazy on LJ. I was very annoyed to learn I can't post a photo in my myspace blog though, apparently because I use Firefox. Does that make sense to you?
ESG, I had MySpace earlier claim in Firefox that I couldn't get the fancy editor to post a bulletin (on this subject, in fact) because I didn't have a compatable browser. I don't know what the deal is. Maybe they're just conspiring against PDX Browncoats.
I got a poster. I got a poster. Well, actually, I don't got a poster. I got to pay for a poster. I got to pay for a poster. And have it mailed to who knows where. Well, I think Cate knows where or will find out soon.

Got the last one from that CSTS screening group. But there are others.
There's the faint whiff in the air of Browncoats scheming.
Afraid it might not be anybody else scheming.
And I just had the one little scheme and the thread I mentioned it in is gone now.
It was deleted upon request.

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