Can you imagine having an option to watch great films that doesn’t involve spending a ton of money, endless online searching or flicking through the bargain bins at stores, subscribing to Netflix or risking fines and viruses from dodgy download sites?
There is another option: using your library card to watch an amazing collection of films with Beamfilm. You can watch some of the best movies with your laptop, smartphone, tablet or television. Beamafilm has an amazing collection of Australian, Asian and European films along with an exhaustive list of documentaries.
Signing up for the movie service is free and instant - I just logged in using my Facebook account and YPRL membership number - and the only problem I faced was working out what film I should watch.
You can search for specific films, but the best way to see just how much Beamafilm has to offer is to browse the entire selection. Choose either Documentaries, Movies or Subject to find the theme that suits you best.
What I’ve loved about searching through the collection is finding some absolute classic movies I’ve wanted to watch for ages but couldn’t find at the shops or online. French New Wave classics like Jules et Jim, iconic Australian films including Careful, He Might Hear You, even the heartwarming Depression-era Australian mini-series The Shiralee (also known as the show my mother was expecting when she mistakenly hired a copy of The Shining).
Even though Beamafilm has an iconic collection of films for any cinema fan, where it really shines is with its incredible documentary collection. Missed out on that documentary everyone is talking about? It’s on there. It’s the perfect Sunday night option when you want to watch something thought-provoking and curious.
With movies streaming smoothly despite my slow internet connection, Beamafilm has become the best option to watch great films for free. And there's no limits, watch as many as you like!
Amy Gray - YPRL member