End of the World as You Know It

Streaming September 25–28

Join us for a virtual livestream Q&A on Saturday, September 26 at 2:30PM CST with cast and crew from EXCHANGE, BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE, THE GUST, and IF THEN ELSE. Filmmaker Q&A conducted by Cameron Wolff.

From diagnoses to disasters to the apocalypse, these shorts take us on an emotional journey through life’s most uncertain and unexpected times. Capturing anxieties that we can relate to in this global pandemic, the protagonists in these moving stories, confronted with the frailties of their existence, find the only way to cope with or transcend the hand life deals them is through human connection. In BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE two young singers panic as the streets outside their hotel room fill with revelers on the eve of homophobe Bolsonaro’s election in Brazil. In EXCHANGE, an agoraphobe fears the human contact for which he yearns, while an HIV diagnosis forces the coming out of a bisexual young man in IF THEN ELSE. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, two neighbors find they need each other in THE GUST; and in ESCAPING THE FRAGILE PLANET, a romantic affair starts just as the world is about to end.

Please note that at the request of filmmakers, this program is only available to viewers in the USA.

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In this program

Before It’s Too Late

Directed by Leandro Goddinho

Brazil, the first week of 2019. A new president takes office in a scenario of fanaticism, prejudice, and…

Escaping the Fragile Planet

Directed by Thanasis Tsimpinis

A few hours before the world ends, two men have an unexpected encounter, while a strange pink fog…


Directed by Conlan Carter

Javier has become an agoraphobe following his recent HIV diagnosis. His friend and caretaker, Ashley, begs for him…

If Then Else

Directed by Carla Simón

Alex comes to a village bar looking for someone. Edu is dancing like a madman, unaware of the…

The Gust

Directed by Edgar García

Weeks after Hurricane María devastated Puerto Rico, a lonely middle-aged man finds himself obsessing over his neighbor, a…

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Thu, Sep 24
12:00 am