Luther movie to stream on Netflix

A Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy, the Martin Luther film produced by Boettcher+Trinklein Television, Inc., for the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, will continue to share the history and truths of the Reformation to an even broader audience.

The PBS version of the film (Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World) will begin streaming on Netflix on Jan. 1, 2018.

“The Lord has richly blessed this film project,” says Mr. Lee Hitter, director of WELS Communication Services. “The Luther film has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people, with more than 1,000 screenings at local theaters, a national audience in a PBS showing that doubled its normal viewership, Marcus Corporation agreeing to show the film to a general audience in every theater they own in eight states, and now a two-year run on Netflix.”

The filmmakers have worked with Netflix to localize the production by adding subtitles and foreign language dubbing to ensure maximum viewership. Netflix has more than 110 million subscribers in 190 countries.

DVDs of A Return to Grace are also still available for purchase at nph.net.