My dear friend Tyler Burdenski and his creative partner Chani Bockwinkel are making a film! Entitled Those Who Wait: A Film About the End of Time, they describe it as “a poetic retelling of a 19th century Christian doomsday movement through a queer feminist lens. A Project of Earth.” Set in Maine, the film tells the story of the Millerite movement as its members await the end of days, told through “historically-based tableaus to offer a look at this group of people who abandoned their abolitionist activism in exchange for a promise of a heavenly utopia.”
I’ve read the script and it’s incredible! Here’s the link to their Kickstarter. Please help as you are able! And at the very least, please check out the video included on their Kickstarter page and read through what Tyler and Chani have to say about the film and its significance for our own times. You’ll be doing them a favor, but you’ll also be doing yourself a favor, because this promises to be a unique and powerful piece of cinema.