IFFBoston 2021

How It Ends

Virtual Screening May 16

2021 Closing Night Film

On the day an asteroid is scheduled to obliterate Earth, freewheeling Liza (Zoe Lister-Jones) scores an invite to one last wild gathering before it all goes down. Making it to the party won’t be easy, though, after her car is unceremoniously stolen, and the clock is ticking on her plan to tie up loose ends with friends and family. With a little help from her whimsical younger self (Cailee Spaeny), Liza embarks on a journey by foot across Los Angeles as she seeks to make peace with her regrets—and find the right company for those last few hours.

Alumni writer/directors Daryl Wein (BREAKING UPWARD, IFFBoston 2009) and Zoe Lister-Jones (BAND AID, IFFBoston 2017 Closing Night Film) assemble an impressive all-star cast—including Helen Hunt, Olivia Wilde, Fred Armisen, Lamorne Morris, and Nick Kroll—for this uproarious and charming pre-apocalyptic comedy. Both playful and empowering, HOW IT ENDS channels the kind of optimistic nihilism we could all use more of right now. The end of the world may be coming, but no one anticipated it could be this much fun.

Only available to stream in New England

Available to stream until May 18 @ 8:22 pm