Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Kings of Capitol Hill

Year: 2020
Country: ISRAEL
Language: English
Run Time: 88 minutes

Kings of Capitol Hill
Kings of Capitol Hill

KINGS OF CAPITOL HILL plunges into the history and fascinating behind-the-scenes mechanism of the highly powerful pro-Israel lobby AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). In Washington, D.C., AIPAC has ruled the roost for over 60 years, standing as one of the single most influential lobbying groups in the entire capital. The film manages to break through and probe first-hand accounts from AIPAC insiders (who are notorious for never giving interviews), illuminating a previously unknown world of political influence and power—with a fair dose of salacious controversy, for good measure. With its exhaustive look at AIPAC’s history and practices, the film is a searing exposé on the incredible methods through which AIPAC has maintained considerable sway and authority in American politics over the last several decades. Pivoting around a highly contested relationship between Irsaeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and former President Trump, the film crackles with political intrigue that is rich with drama and sky-high stakes. — R.J.T.

CIFF45 Screenings

CIFF45 Streams On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Jewish & Israeli Visions

Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition


Mor Loushy

Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan

Avner Shahaf

Daniel Sivan, James Haygood, Zach Kashkett, Jesse Overman

Film Contact
Donate >


Your donation helps fulfill our mission to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition.

Sign up for our email newsletter

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • alexa
  • foursquare



We promise you, it will make a difference!

Give Today