Back in May of 2011, Robert Fitzpatrick was convinced that the world was supposed to end on the 21st of that month. Following his religious beliefs, he gathered biblical passages with archeological evidence, burned through his life savings and started his campaign.
He deemed May 21, 2011 “judgement day” and made his way to Times Square to live his final moments on earth, promoting his gospel of the rapture about to occur. Then 6 p.m. struck and the world still stood. Many news outlets, tourists and every day New Yorkers gathered to witness the end of the world as they knew it, but nothing happened. Robert was left shocked, as he confessed he wasn’t anticipating this outcome.
Here we are, a whole year later, still living. Even after it was predicted that the world would end (again) last week, on December 21, the earth continues to rotate on its axis.
Directed by Garret Harkawik.--