Watch and Rate the Joseph Smith Movie on Hulu

  • 31 July 2014

An actor portrays Joseph Smith in a film about his life that is now available on the Internet.

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  • Millions of people across the world have access to Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration on Hulu.

“We hope members will make the movie part of their personal and family worship as well as part of their missionary efforts. Watch and rate the movie on Hulu, share the trailer on Facebook, and encourage friends and family to learn more about the founder of our faith by watching it.” —Devin Shelley, marketing director for the Church’s Publishing Services Department

Hundreds of people have left comments and rated the Church’s motion picture Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration during the six months the film has been available on Hulu. Millions of people across the world have access to the film on Hulu.

The movie, depicting the life of Church prophet Joseph Smith, is the first Church film to be hosted by a major video-streaming website. Hulu has more than 6 million subscribers.

Devin Shelley, marketing director for the Church’s Publishing Services Department, told LDS.org the availability of the film on Hulu is important because the film will be available to nonmembers of the Church on their television screens.

“We hope members will make the movie part of their personal and family worship as well as part of their missionary efforts,” said Brother Shelley. “Watch and rate the movie on Hulu, share the trailer on Facebook, and encourage friends and family to learn more about the founder of our faith by watching it.”

The 2005 film was updated to appeal to friends in a nonmember audience. The movie explains the concept of modern prophets, the purpose of temples, the eternal nature of family relationships, and Joseph’s Smith’s life and mission.

A scene from a movie about Joseph Smith, which is now available online.

A scene from a movie about Joseph Smith, which is available online.

Scene from the movie Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration. Christina Smith, LDS Photo Studio.

Scene from the movie Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration. Christina Smith, LDS Photo Studio.