It Was an Unstoppable NightOctober 8, 2013
Long before I even arrived on campus, momentum had been building up to a one night event that took place on October 24th. It was the live premiere of “Unstoppable”, a movie that Kirk Cameron partnered with Liberty to produce. This movie was to have only one showing and was seen in over 600 movie theaters across the nation (although it was extended to have one additional showing due to popular demand). And because the campus of Liberty was at the front of the entire production, I was even able to be in the live audience!
For the first time ever, I got to be an extra in a movie!
(I’ll need to start adding things to my bucket list if I keep crossing things off at this rate)
Seeing Mandisa and Warren Barfield made for a powerful introduction to this movie premier. They are both such gifted musicians and it was really neat to see them playing a part in this event.
I arrived at the Vines Center an hour early, anticipating a packed house. Lo and behold, I was right!
I was glad to be seeing the movie with a couple of my friends and we were able to get great seats!
When the movie officially started everyone in the building was cheering and the energy was enormous. During Mandisa’s song, “Overcomer”, I saw myself, and others I recognized, in the scenes sweeping over the crowd.
Kirk Cameron gave incredible insights throughout the entire movie in regards to the harder questions of life, and how we go about approaching them. The cinematography did such a great job of capturing, and putting on display, the true power of everything he said. I know without a doubt that there were thousands of people across the country, including myself, who were impacted in deep ways that night.
I’m grateful for Liberty’s constant investment in opportunities, like the Unstoppable production, that affect so many people in positive ways.
What an exciting and powerful night on Liberty’s campus. (Never a dull moment here!)