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THE ARRIVAL at the SFIFF

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

SFIFF event listing

On May 2, several Unariuns traveled to San Francisco for the screening of The Arrival at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF). The festival, running from April 23–May 7, featured over 200 films and live events, including: “Welcome, Space Brothers: The Films of the Unarius Academy of Science with Jodi Wille.”

Kevin Kennedy, Jack and Celeste Appel, and Jennifer Stovall took part in a Q&A after Jodi Wille introduced Unarius with a short slide show, followed by a Cinefamily mashup of the best-of-Unarius videos. The event concluded with The Arrival—screened in Blu-ray format for the first time. Tracey Kennedy videoed the Q&A, and you can watch highlights of the Q&A on YouTube.

The theatre was filled to capacity. Kevin was thrilled to hear a young woman sitting behind him say: “I drove over three hours to be able to see this movie on the big screen.” Here are more comments from Kevin and the other Unariuns who participated in the fantastic event:

“What a glorious and wonderful way to share the healing light and love that Unarius has brought to the world. Uriel told us over 35 years ago that these films and videos were the way that we would share the truth of Unarius with the world and now it’s coming to pass. It was a fantastic, light-filled event!”  —Kevin Kennedy

“Being part of the film festival was a wonderful experience. It was exciting to see Unarius moving forward and the principles in The Arrival being shown to so many new people. We were so well accepted by the staff at the film festival that I knew we had overcome the obstacles that have prevented us from being able to get Unarius known in a bigger way over the years.” Jack Appel

“It was fantastic seeing the audience appreciate The Arrival and hearing their comments afterward. The students who spoke on the panel were great representatives of how creativity and inspiration work when applying Unarius principles in one’s life.” Tracey Kennedy

“Each time The Arrival is shown you can see how the high energies uplift the audience, which is so awesome.  This was the premier of The Arrival in Blu-ray format and it looked the best ever. Thanks to Jodi and the the San Francisco Film Society for hosting this event.”  Celeste Appel

“During the event, I became more aware of how Uriel’s love projections to her students touched their lives and remain regenerative and eternal; the healings continue and are still applicable today. To see The Arrival again and share our experiences with this positive audience was very uplifting. Special thanks to Jodi Willie for her inner inspiration and the San Francisco Film Society to help make this happen!” Jennifer Stovall

A BIG thank you to Jodi Wille for making this happen. She had the idea to send a copy of The Arrival for review by the SFFS programmer, Sean Uyehara, after it premiered in May 2014 at The Cinefamily in Hollywood (Welcome, Space Brothers).

There was another contact made at the Cinefamily that resulted in The Arrival being shown at The Cube Cinema in Bristol, England last December (2014). This screening was part of a program curated by writer and film archivist Jack Stevenson, who had seen it at The Cinefamily. So who knows where The Arrival will be shown next, but we do know it’s just the beginning of many more opportunities for the love and light of the Unariun Brothers to be spread around the world.