Legion

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Showing In

Shorts 3: We Have This in Common
Roxie Theatre Sat, Jun 8 12:16 PM
Some communities we choose, like LARPing, Buddhist retreats, zines, or bikes; and some choose us, like a loneliness epidemic or a street encampment
Shorts 3: We Have This in Common
Roxie Theatre Tue, Jun 11 7:01 PM
Some communities we choose, like LARPing, Buddhist retreats, zines, or bikes; and some choose us, like a loneliness epidemic or a street encampment
Film Info
Director:Casey Beck
Film Category:Local Filmmaker
Running Time:7 min
Country:USA

Description

Gynnie loves dressing up as a Tie Fighter – one of the many approved characters by the 501st Legion. The Legion is an international charitable organization consisting of members who volunteer their time by donning their movie-replica costumes of the “bad guys” from Star Wars at community events. Gynnie knows from firsthand experience parading in costume at over 100 events how much seeing a Star Wars character can brighten someone’s day. Gynnie also knows the group’s commitment to their community goes deeper than the surface: after her 13-year-old daughter committed suicide last year, the organization saved her from her depression. Her friends in the Legion got her through one of the darkest times of her life, and her commitment cos-play gave her life renewed meaning. Heart-warming and optimistic, the short film Legion reminds us all what it means to hope.