'Sword of Trust,' Starring Marc Maron, to Open Seattle Film Festival

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Arik Sokol

IFC Films is set to release the pic, which was written and directed by Lynn Shelton, in July.

Lynn Shelton’s Sword of Trust has been selected to screen as the opening night film of the 45th annual Seattle International Film Festival, which is set to run May 16-June 9. Both Shelton and Marc Maron, who stars in the movie as a Southern pawn shop owner who stumbles into a world of conspiracy theories, are scheduled to attend the screening and opening night party at Fisher Pavilion.

“Lynn is a beloved friend of SIFF, having been part of the festival for over a decade, and we are overjoyed to celebrate her hilarious new feature film as we kick off the 45th year of the festival,” SIFF artistic director Beth Barrett said Wednesday in announcing the selection. “In our contemporary landscape where truth is a point of political debate, Sword of Trust invites audiences to find the humor in the phenomenon of historical revisionism.”

Written and directed by Shelton, Sword of Trust also stars Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins, Jillian Belland and Toby Huss. The film had its world premiere at the recent SXSW Film Festival, and IFC Films will release it theatrically in July.

The complete festival lineup will be announced May 1.