July 26th, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Starting on July 26, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Sword of Trust,” a witty comedy about the inheritance of a sword believed to prove the South won the Civil War.
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. [US, 2019, 89 minutes, Rating: R].
“A masterfully written, hilarious, ridiculous, and sad tale of life-like absurdity,” remarks Lorry Kikta of “Film Threat.” Glenn Kenny of “The New York Times” writes, “The humor has a persistent goofy streak, but what sticks to the ribs is the poignant stuff.”
Screening times are 4 pm on Friday (July 26), 7 pm on Saturday (July 27), 4 pm on Sunday (July 28), 4 pm on Monday (July 29), 4 pm on Wednesday (July 31), 4 pm on Thursday (August 1). Admission is $8 for members and $11 for future members. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.
The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education, cultural enrichment, and opportunities for engagement for our diverse communities and audiences. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (October 31 – November 10, 2019). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.