There’s the “Alien” film series, “Signs,” “Arrival,” “Independence Day,” “War of the Worlds” and even “Avengers.” Pop culture and especially popular sci-fi films are riddled with references to life beyond Earth and the existence of extra-terrestrials: you know, aliens.

Regardless of where you stand on the spectrum of belief in “life beyond,” there’s something to be said about UFO reports, personal accounts of alien encounters and even the United States government’s spotty past with extra-terrestrially-suspicious, which is where the film “Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception” comes in.

Showing only on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Cinemark at Provo Towne Centre and University Mall, “Alien Intrusion” is a new documentary intended to confront alien phenomenon head on, including analyzing UFO sightings across the globe and real-life accounts of paranormal experiences, as well as discussing the events that took place at Roswell in New Mexico, government cover-ups and even the ties between the “otherworldly” and religion. The documentary is narrated by actor John Schneider, produced by writer and producer Gary Bates and taps into the knowledge of author and scientist Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, Biologist Dr. Robert Carter, author Nick Redfern and pastor Dr. Johnny Hunt.

The screening is sponsored by Fathom events with tickets available in advance at cinemark.com or in person at the theater.

— Kari Kenner

Kari Kenner manages and creates digital features and niche content for the Daily Herald.