Director Hal Hartley returns with the first trailer for Ned Rifle, which marks the final installment of his trilogy that started with Henry Fool and Fay Grim. At once a saga concerning the Grim family of Woodside Queens and how their lives are turned upside down by the arrival of the self-proclaimed genius, Henry Fool, the trilogy is also an illustration of America's grappling with ideas, art, politics, and religion over the course of twenty years.
In this swiftly paced and expansive conclusion, Henry and Fay's son, Ned (Liam Aiken), sets out to find and kill his father for destroying his mother's life (Parker Posey). But his aims are frustrated by the troublesome, sexy, and hilarious Susan (Aubrey Plaza). Robert John Burke, Martin Donovan, James Urbaniak, Bill Sage and Lloyd Kaufman round out the supporting cast.
Ned Rifle will have its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival next month, although the project doesn't have a distributor attached at this time, and it isn't known when this may be released in theaters. At any rate, check out the first footage from Ned Rifle. We'll be sure to keep you posted if the film is picked up by a distributor at SXSW in March.