"Illuminating and disturbing" - The Hollywood Reporter | "Mind-boggling" - Jewish Film Review | RECOMMENDED - Educational Media Reviews Online | RECOMMENDED - Video Librarian
Politics + Policy • Religious Studies • Jewish Studies • Christian Studies • International Studies • American Studies • Middle East Studies • Social Studies
Date of Completion: 2020 | Run Time: 76 minutes | Language: English, Hebrew, and Arabic with English subtitles | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript | Director: Maya Zinshtein | Producers: John Battsek, Abraham Troen & Maya Zinshtein | Unavailable to Israel
Millions of American Evangelicals are praying for the State of Israel. Among them are the Binghams, a dynasty of Kentucky pastors, and their Evangelical congregants in an impoverished coal mining town. They donate sacrificially to Israel’s foremost philanthropic organization, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, because they fervently believe the Jews are crucial to Jesus’s return. This film traces this unusual relationship, from rural Kentucky to the halls of government in Washington, through the moving of the American Embassy in Jerusalem and to the annexation plan of the West-Bank. With unparalleled access, the film exposes a stunning backstory of the Trump and Netanyahu administrations, where financial, political and messianic motivations intersect with the apocalyptic worldview that is insistently reshaping American foreign policy toward Israel and the Middle-East.
"Zinshtein includes telling interviews from the Ecksteins and the Binghams while drawing incisive portraits of the communities they lead and makes excellent use of news footage to explain the wider religious and political context in which they operate. This is an engrossing documentary on a provocative subject. Recommended."
Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO) | Barb Kundanis, Longmont Public Library, Longmont, CO
"Worth a look for a behind the scenes view of how Evangelicals influence policy and the state of Israel in the future. Recommended for religion courses teaching both these topics."
Booklist | Reviewed by Candace Smith
"This is a complex, controversial issue, and this even handed film is sure to raise discussion."
Jewish Film Review
"The explosive blend of fanaticism, hypocrisy and cynicism exposed here is mind-boggling."
"Outstanding, important and disturbing."
"[A] cinematic exercise in Orwellian logic."
Screen Daily | Jonathan Romney
"A toxic mix of fundamentalist religion and real world politics is examined soberly but startlingly."
The New York Times | Til Kingdom Come’ Review: An Unusual Religious Bond
"'’Til Kingdom Come,' the new documentary by Maya Zinshtein, probes the entanglements of politics and prophecy that bind two strange bedfellows: American evangelical Christians and Israeli Jews."
The New York Times | American Evangelicals, Israeli Settlers and a Skeptical Filmmaker
"Illuminates what the director calls an 'unholy alliance' that sharply altered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during the Trump administration ... The film is likely to teach Christian and Jewish audiences in the United States a great deal about subjects they may have thought they already understood — including how American politics really work."
The Hollywood Reporter
"Illuminating and disturbing"
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