Sword of Trust

Sword of Trust

When Cynthia & Mary (Jillian Bell & Michaela Watkins) show up to collect Cynthia’s inheritance from her deceased grandfather, the only item she’s received is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War.
The two attempt to unload the object to a curmudgeonly pawnshop owner (Marc Maron) & his man-child sidekick Nathaniel (Jon Bass). 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 and Southern disillusionment.

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Lynn Shelton


Director: Lynn Shelton
Executive Producer: Peter Gilbert, Eddie Linker, Joe Swanberg
Producer: Ted Speaker, Lynn Shelton
Screenwriter: Lynn Shelton, Mike O'Brien
Cinematographer: Jason Oldak
Editor: Tyler L. Cook
Production Designer: John Lavin
Sound Designer: Dave Howe
Music: Marc Maron
Principal Cast: Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins, Jillian Bell, Toby Huss, Dan Bakkedahl, Tim Paul, Whitmer Thomas
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Tora Eff


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Year: 2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Comedy
Screening Section: Narrative Spotlight
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 88:48 mins