Through crowdfunding via Kickstarter, Hal Hartley was able to finish his “Henry Fool” trilogy — it’s taken seventeen years in total to make. The final installment, “Ned Rifle,” will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Speaking to Indiewire last year, Hartley said “If I can raise all the money I need to raise my films by promising the audience the actual products, I’m 100% in control of the cash and that’s great. There are fewer chefs in the kitchen.”
The new trailer, released by Hartley himself, is certainly promising. Starring Liam Aiken, Aubrey Plaza, Parker Posey, James Urbaniak, and Thomas Jay Ryan, “Ned Rifle” follows on from the previous films, depicting Ned Rifle, son of the incarcerated Fay Grim and Henry Fool, as he ventures out on quest to kill his father.
Check out the trailer below: