Lynn Shelton, Ursula von Rydingsvard and worshipping Cruella de Vil

July 11, 2019

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Director Lynn Shelton, artist Ursula von Rydingsvard and one of her sculptures, and the consummate villain Cruella de Vil.

Director Lynn Shelton, artist Ursula von Rydingsvard and one of her sculptures, and the consummate villain Cruella de Vil.

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Kurt Andersen talks with the 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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