(USA, 85 min.)
Written and directed by Hal Hartley
Starring: Liam Aiken, Aubrey Plaza, Parker Posey, Martin Donovan, Thomas Jay Ryan
Programme: Special Presentations (World Premiere)
|Photo courtesy of TIFF.|
“Where indie meets epic.” The Toronto International Film Festival used this tagline a few years ago to invite audiences to celebrate the versatile range of films that one may enjoy in the festival experience. One could just as easily employ the ad line to sell Ned Rifle, Hal Hartley's satisfying conclusion to the epic art house trilogy that begin with Henry Fool in 1997 and continued a decade later with Fay Grim. This third and final entry in the saga of the Grim-Fools is an epic, idiosyncratic sequel that caps off a trilogy with the kind of verve to which Hollywood trilogies can only aspire.