Nomadland

107 mins.
Directed by Chloé Zhao
R
2021

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2021 Oscar Nominee for Best Picture, Best Director (Chloé Zhao), Adapted Screenplay, Actress in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand), Cinematography, and Film Editing.

Winner of the Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Director.


Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.

The third feature film from director and Mount Holyoke College alumn Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.


"Fern and her friends are united as much by the experience of loss as by the spirit of adventure... It’s hard to describe the mixture of sadness, wonder and gratitude that you feel in their company — in Fern’s company, and through her eyes and ears. It’s like discovering a new country, one you may want to visit more than once." A.O. Scott. A New York Times Critic's Pick!