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How Sword of Trust Made Conspiracy Theories Hilarious

Lynn Shelton on her new movie Sword of Trust, a studio visit to see how Ursula von Rydingsvard makes her enigmatic sculptures, and how the villain from One Hundred and One Dalmatians changed everything for a fourth grade boy.

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Kurt Andersen talks with director Lynn Shelton about how conspiracy theories and improvisation figure into her new film, Sword of Trust, which stars Marc Maron. Michael Bowen felt isolated growing up, but then he saw the animated feature film One Hundred and One Dalmatians—and, oddly enough, its villain, Cruella de Vil, gave him hope that he would fit in. And it can be hard to know what to make of Ursula von Rydingsvard’s spectacular sculptures, but the mystery of how they’re made is solved with a visit to her Brooklyn studio.

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