With high school in the rearview, five teenagers from small-town Oregon decide to embark on one last adventure. Piling into a van with a busted tail light, their mission is to make it to a place they’ve never been—the Pacific coast, five hundred miles away. Their plan, in full: ‘Fuck it’. By van, boat, train, and foot, their improvised odyssey takes them through desert wilderness, industrial backwaters, and city streets. They are forgotten kids from a forgotten town, but they have their freedom and they have each other, hurtling toward an unknowable future—and The Party at the End of the World.
The Ross Brothers are the recipients of numerous grants, awards and accolades and their work has been featured at museums and festivals throughout the world. In 2023, their body of work was celebrated with a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. They are members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. Their filmography includes films such as ‘45365’ (2009), ‘Tchoupitoulas’ (2012), ‘Western’ (2015), ‘Contemporary Color’ (2017) and ‘Blood Nose, Empty Pockets’ (2020). ‘Gasoline Rainbow’ (2023) had its world premiere in the Orizzonti section of the Venice Film Festival.