Serenity Screening and Get-Together
July 28, 2012 – 9:00 PM
Cinema Grill, 13682 E Alameda Ave
Aurora, CO 80012
Doors will open at 8:45 p.m. with festivities beginning shortly thereafter. Activities include a raffle, silent auction, costume contest, and Serenity.
We understand it’s a late start time, but bring your appetite. Cinema Grill is a full-service restaurant that also serves “adult” beverages. Part of our deal with Cinema Grill is that we assured them you would buy plenty of food and drinks. The more you eat and drink, the more we can donate to Equality Now!
T-shirts, raffle tickets and additional merchandise will be sold at the Denver CSTS table in the lobby. It’s cash money only, so remember to bring extra coin.
Like so many martial-arts trained actresses before her, Summer started out as a ballet dancer. One can only imagine that when an ankle injury ended her dancing aspirations, she decided to channel that passion into what has become an incredible acting career; playing innocent-looking, but deadly killers.
Ironically, it was her appearance as a ballet dancer on the genre TV show Angel that she was spotted by the series’ creator Joss Whedon. He later cast her as River Tam in his sci-fi series Firefly. She then reprised and greatly expanded that role in the Serenity movie.
Cashing in on her Sci-Fi cred, Glau created the role of Cameron Phillips in the critically acclaimed, but short-run series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles in 2008. Her portrayal on that series as a delicate, but deadly android has Terminated many a fan boy’s heart. That fact was comically exploited on the hit series The Big Bang Theory, when she appeared as herself on a train with Howard Wolowitz. (At least she didn’t have to get in the tub with him like last year’s StarFest guest Katee Sackhoff).
Ms. Summer resumed work with Joss Whedon on his Dollhouse series in the 2009 and 2010 seasons when she portrayed Bennett, the super-intelligent, physically damaged and mentally-twisted programmer for a rival Dollhouse on the series. It was one of those crazy-great roles that she really got to sink her teeth into – very reminiscent of Peter Seller’s demented scientist in the classic Dr. Strangelove – albeit turned down a notch or two.
Later this year you’ll see be able to see her starring in the TV production Deadly Honeymoon and feature film The Legend of Hell’s Gate: An American Conspiracy.
Summer Glau will be appearing onstage at StarFest on Saturday, April 17th. She will also be available for autographs and photos.