The citizens of the planet Hondo have sent their most decorated soldier, General Trius (Nils d'Aulaire), to find a new home... and wipe out the current inhabitants in the process. But when General Trius lands on Earth, he's entranced by a strange and mystical human invention: music. He immediately abandons his mission, starts a family, and launches a one-alien bluegrass act in a tiny Brooklyn bar. Years later, a bumbling assassin named Kevin (Jay Klaitz) arrives to get the mission back on track. Although Kevin is no match for the great General Trius, the Hondonians have no intention of calling off their plan to eliminate mankind. The only solution is for General Trius and Kevin to join forces to save Hondo, prevent an intergalactic takeover of Earth, and hopefully get some bigger gigs for the universe's first Hondonian bluegrass duo: Future Folk!
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Close encounters of the charming kind infuse The History of Future Folk.Robert Koehler, Variety, 11.28.2012
The movie could have made its points - war is bad; music is the universal language - in half the time. But the harmonies are sweet, the acoustic picking impressive.Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 06.06.2013
A low-key sci-fi mashup that charms by focusing on character rather than grandiose special effects.Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter, 11.28.2012
It may not make much sense in a brief plot summary, but it makes perfect, daffy sense on the screen.Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 05.30.2013