Fay Grim, a single mom from Woodside, Queens, is afraid her 14-year-old son, Ned, will grow up to be like his father, Henry, who has been missing for seven years. Fay's brother Simon is serving 10 years in prison for aiding in Henry's escape from the law. In the quiet of his cell, Simon has had time to think about the tumultuous years of Henry's presence among them--chronicled in Hal Hartley's earlier film "Henry Fool" (1998). He has come to suspect that Henry was not the man he appeared to be. His suspicions are validated when the CIA asks Fay to travel to Paris to retrieve Henry's property. Her mission turns into a sprawling con-game, pitching Fay deep into a world of international espionage.
Part of: Henry Fool Collection
At once a saga concerning the Grim family of 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 20 years.