Sword of Trust (2019)
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Sword of Trust (2019)

Genre
Drama, Comedy
Release Date
July 17, 2019
Studio
IFC Films
Official Site
http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/sword-of-trust
Genre
Drama, Comedy
Release Date
July 17, 2019
MPAA Rating
R
Duration
89 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
IFC Films
Official Site
http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/sword-of-trust
Director
Lynn Shelton
Producer
Lynn Shelton, Ted Speaker
Screenwriter
Lynn Shelton, Michael Patrick O'Brien
Starring
  • Marc Maron
  • Michaela Watkins
  • Jillian Bell as Denise
  • Jon Bass
  • Toby Huss
  • Dan Bakkedahl
  • Lynn Shelton
  • Timothy Paul
  • Whitmer Thomas

Mel (Marc Maron) is a cantankerous pawnshop owner in Alabama who spends most of his time swindling customers while trying and failing to get his man-child employee Nathaniel (Jon Bass) to do any work. When Cynthia (Jillian Bell) and her wife Mary (Michaela Watkins) try to hawk a Civil War-era sword inherited from Cynthia's recently deceased grandfather, he tries to get the better of them.

The sword, however, comes with a convoluted report from Cynthia's grandfather claiming the relic to be proof the South actually won the war. It isn't long before the coveted "prover item" draws the attention of overzealous conspiracy theorists and the two duos have to join forces in order to sell the sword to the highest bidder. The journey that ensues takes the ragtag bunch on a tour through the deep South and the minds of the local fanatics who inhabit it.

Created from the raw talent of its cast and infused with a lot of heart and laughs, "Sword of Trust" takes a stab at uncovering emotional truths through moments of hilarity and hits right on the mark.