Theodore 'Theo' Decker was thirteen years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day, a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch.
Aging actor Lester Rosenthal has lost his way. In this often humorous, yet warmly poignant story, love and friendship, jealousy and re-discovery, career, family, and friends intertwine as Lester navigates the perplexing realities facing so many of us as we pursue dreams and dignity. A film about hanging out, hanging in, and hanging on.