33 & Beyond: The Johnny Royal Art of Freemasonry
33 & Beyond: The Royal Art of Freemasonry, directed by Johnny Royal, is the best movie I have ever seen about the Freemasons because it is both factual and comprehensive, unlike many other documentaries about the Masons.
There is so much information in this movie that it could be used as an introductory community college course about the ritual practice of Freemasonry, Scottish Rite and York Rite. This movie is good enough to warrant a second screening. You can see 33 & Beyond for free on your phone or tablet like I did by watching it on Vudu. The only thing better than watching this movie for free with advertisements was actually finding Vudu.com.
The Royal Art of Freemasonry has been in release for a few years now, but I had never seen it because I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was. Most movies about Freemasonry are just introductory at best and misrepresentational at worst. I never pay for movies and therefore I was waiting for this opportunity to see 33 & Beyond for free. It was worth the wait. The next time I see this movie I will watch it on my laptop so that I can HDMI it to my big screen TV instead of watching it on my iPad like I did last week.
Scottish Rite & York Rite
Thanks to this movie I no longer feel the need to earn degrees in either Scottish Rite or York Rite. I can just watch 33 Degrees & Beyond and take my degrees informally by taking notes to the movie. Perhaps I will draft a synopsis for a more detailed review of the movie to be posted here later.
This Movie is a Valuable Tool Because Freemasonry is Time Intensive
Freemasonry is slightly expensive and very time consuming. However most of the difficult work is only required to earn the first three degrees in Masonry. Thanks to this movie I will be able to learn about the next 30 degrees for free in the privacy of my own home.