Sword Of Trust
“Marc Maron is better than ever in Lynn Shelton’s endearing misadventure.” – IndieWire
Official Selection: TIFF, SXSW, MIFF.
When Cynthia & Mary (Jillian Bell & Michaela Watkins) show up to collect Cynthia’s inheritance from her deceased grandfather, she’s disappointed to learn that the only item she’s received is an antique sword that was supposedly serves as proof that the South won the Civil War. This unique bequeathment leads to a world of trouble as they team up with curmudgeonly pawn shop owner (the magnificent Marc Maron) and go on an unexpected road trip to try to sell the sword. The adventure that ensues takes the four of them on a wild journey into the depths of conspiracy theory and Southern disillusionment. The latest film by Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister, TV’s GLOW), gets the chemistry just right. A talented ensemble elevates this improv-heavy shaggy dog story with quick wit and charisma and faithfully showcases Shelton’s impressive penchant for acerbic quirk.