Sword of Trust
2019 | Lynn Shelton | USA | English | 88 min | R
THE AUG 8 SHOWING IS ONE OF TWO MEMBERS SCREENINGS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST! FREE TO ALL MEMBERS PLUS ONE GUEST.
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.
“A smart, politically barbed comedy about truthiness and consequences.” – Justin Chang, LA Times
“It’s equal parts spry, improvisational comedy and salient social commentary.” – Kathleen Sachs, Chicago Reader