717: Right Now, You Can Watch Inspirational Movies … Free, Online and Recommended by ReadTheSpirit

Our Great Summer Reading and Viewing series has recommended some terrific films! If you missed the original broadcast dates—you can watch them now. Yes, right here on your computer screen. Free.

Watch The Video “William Kunstler:
Disturbing the Universe” free, online, right now

If you missed the PBS network broadcast of “William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe,” you’re not too late! The PBS-POV series is making this entire, feature-length movie available to viewers online—through September 21.

Excerpt from our film review: What drove William Kunstler to become the prophetic hero to many in the 1960s and 1970s? The film argues that Kunstler, born in 1919, remembered the scars of injustice that marked many Americans in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. … In World War II, he engaged in heavy combat in the Pacific Theater and was wounded in action—and was bothered to see black soldiers who also served the U.S. treated as second-class citizens in the post-war world. When the ACLU invited him to visit Mississippi in 1961, he stepped into an entirely new world of possible actions to right some of the injustices he had seen. (Read our entire film review here.)

HERE IS WHERE TO SEE THIS FILM NOW: Click here to jump to the PBS POV website. You’ll see a link that says “Online … through September 21, 2010. Watch Now.” That “Watch now” option takes you to a temporary PBS page where you can watch the full documentary.)

Watch The Video “Beaches of Agnès,” also free, online right now …

If you missed “Beaches of Agnès,” you can watch it right now—also for free! The PBS-POV series is making this movie available to viewers online through August 14. It’s a delightfully surprising documentary about aging, memory and one remarkable woman’s life.

Excerpt from our film review: Agnès Varda is celebrating storytelling itself and she’s illustrating this through stories that continually surprise and move us. There are moments in this mature film when your eyes will pop. I guarantee that you won’t like all of the little tales she tells. But, if you watch and listen closely, you’ll discover that Varda is showing us something distinctive about the way women preserve and tell stories. (Read our entire film review here.)

HERE IS WHERE TO SEE THIS FILM NOW: Click here for the PBS POV website. Once again, look for that “Watch Now” option, which will be live through August 14, 2010, in this case.

Watch The Video “From the Heart of the World:
The Elder Brothers’ Warning” free, online, July 4

ReadTheSpirit partners, this year, with the LinkTV-Global Spirit video series. Unlike the PBS documentaries, listed above, the Global Spirit series is broadcast online at specific times.

On July 4, you can watch “From the Heart of the World,” a moving documentary about the spiritual wisdom of one of the Americas’ last pre-Colombian civilizations.

Visit our ReadTheSpirit/Global Spirit resource page, where you can view the documentary on the evening of July 4. That page also describes the film you’ll see.

ENJOY OUR ENTIRE GREAT SUMMER READING AND VIEWING SERIES: (Our series so far: “Crown of Aleppo,” “Science Vs. Religion,” “Belief,” “Apparition,” “Burma VJ,” “Facets World Cup,” “Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth” “The Lonely Polygamist,” “Rise and Shine,” “Saints,” “Beaches of Agnes” and “Mystically Wired.”)

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