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Major Arcana

Directed by Josh Melrod
Narrative Feature
U.S.A. | 81 min | 2018

Set in the backwoods of Vermont, Major Arcana follows an itinerant carpenter’s quixotic struggle to end a legacy of alcoholism and poverty as he attempts to build a log cabin by hand. His plans are complicated when he reunites with Sierra, a woman with whom he shares a troubled past, and he is forced to reconcile his old life with his new one. A vivid depiction of the rural working class, it’s a story both universal and resonant to our uncertain times.

Josh Melrod, DirectorJosh Melrod

Josh Melrod attended the MFA program for creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis and was a founding editor of the literary journal the Land-Grant College Review. As a visual artist his work is included in the permanent collections of the Boston Public Library, the University of Vermont, and the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, among others.

For the last decade he’s earned his living as a film editor. Major Arcana is his first film as writer/director.

Major Arcana Movie Poster | Josh Melrod, Director

Film Information

Directors: Josh Melrod
Country: U.S.A.
Year: 2018
Language: English
Runtime: 81 min.
Rated: R


Producers: Sarah Brennan Kolb, Alan Oxman
 Josh Melrod
Original Song: Gary Lightbody
Music: Jay Nash
Editing: Betsy Kagen, Josh Melrod
Cinematography: Ramsey Fendall

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