Look, by now you’re probably sick of hearing about Nomadland and how great it is. We reviewed the film months ago, and it’s had small releases here and there along the way, all the while picking up accolades including Best Film from us here in DC. Finally, the acclaimed drama is coming to theaters and Hulu on February 19th, and Searchlight Pictures has dropped one final trailer.
Frances McDormand is likely to earn another Best Actress nomination from the Oscars for her performance as Fern, a woman who packs up her van and hits the road to live the life of an American nomad, working odd jobs, finding family, friendship, and freedom wherever she lands.
Nomadland was my numero uno movie of 2020 and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It may look small-scale on the surface, but I promise the enormity of what Zhao and McDormand are doing will bowl you over.
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 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.