To the End


Capri Theater Sun, May 8, 2022 4:00 PM
The Main 5 Tue, May 17, 2022 7:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Women & Film
Climate Change
Women Directors
Release Year:2022
Runtime:104 min
Festivals & Awards:Sundance Film Festival World Premiere
Print Source:Jubilee Films
Director:Rachel Lears
Executive Producer:Dan Cogan
Geralyn White Dreyfous
Rebecca Gang
Liz Garbus
Harold Gale M.
Martin Marquet
Producer:Robin Blotnick
Rachel Lears
Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
Cinematographer:Rachel Lears
Ray Whitehouse
Editor:Robin Blotnick
Composer:Ryan Blotnick
Principal Cast:Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Rhiana Gunn-Wright
Varshini Prakash
Alexandra Rojas


Focusing on the growing political movement that has taken up the cause of the Green New Deal — as well as the forces determined to oppose it — To the End is both a rallying cry to meet the challenge of climate change and a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at a new generation of activist leaders.


Rising seas, droughts, storms, wildfires — the world is in a state of crisis and, with each new disaster, we keep spiraling toward the point of no return. Despite this, director Rachel Lears (whose last film, Knock Down the House, profiled insurgent candidates in the 2018 Congressional election) sees hope in a new generation of activist leaders who are taking up the cause. Following four instrumental women of color in leadership roles — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Varshini Prakash, Alexandra Rojas, and Rhiana Gunn-Wright — To the End imagines the promise of the Green New Deal and what it could actually accomplish, from helping reverse runaway greenhouse emissions to creating good jobs that benefit the environment.

Director Biography

Rachel Lears is the director of the documentary features Aves de paso (2009), The Hand That Feeds (2014) and Knock Down the House (2019). To the End (2022) is her most recent documentary.