Sword of Trust

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 2019
  • Running time: 88 min
This riotously funny, improv-based eighth feature from acclaimed director Lynn Shelton (Outside In, Your Sister's Sister, Humpday) is filled with her trademark insight and humanism while slyly exploring our increasingly divided culture of conspiracy... read more
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This riotously funny, improv-based eighth feature from acclaimed director Lynn Shelton (Outside In, Your Sister's Sister, Humpday) is filled with her trademark insight and humanism while slyly exploring our increasingly divided culture of conspiracy theories and revisionist history. When Cynthia (Jillian Bell, 22 Jump Street) and Mary (Michaela Watkins, "Casual") show up to collect Cynthia’s inheritance from her deceased grandfather, the only item she’s received is an antique sword that he believed to be proof that the South won the Civil War. The two attempt to unload the object to a curmudgeonly pawnshop owner Mel (Marc Maron, "GLOW") and his man-child sidekick Nathaniel (Jon Bass, Molly's Game). When Mel and Nathaniel discover there’s a black market for the relic, the two pairs reluctantly join forces to sell this rarefied ‘prover item’ to the highest bidder. The adventure that ensues takes the four of them on a wild journey into the depths of conspiracy theory and Southern disillusionment. Anchored by a hilarious and emotionally raw performance from Maron (who also wrote and performed the music), Sword of Trust is a sharp, unexpected ensemble comedy with Shelton's authentic take on the complexities of interpersonal relationships on full display.

Original Release

07/12/2019

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Cast

Directors

Lynn Shelton

Writers

Lynn Shelton, Michael Patrick O'Brien

Cast

Producers

Stacey Davis Executive Producer
Peter Gilbert Executive Producer
Edwin Linker Executive Producer
Joe Swanberg Executive Producer
Lynn Shelton Producer
Molly M. Mayeux Producer
Tasha McCrory Producer
Virginia Newcomb Producer
Ted Speaker Producer

Editors

Tyler L. Cook

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