NOMADLAND

NOMADLAND movie poster

Janet's TAKE: Even though #Nomadland is a sad commentary on the effects of the recession in the last decade, it still brings an uplifting message of camaraderie, support and friendship for the nomadic lifestyle that exists in America today. Grade/A-

Frances McDormand and David Strathairn expertly portray their characters alongside Chloé Zhao's portraiture-style direction that includes professional actors working with real people playing themselves and telling their stories.

Directed and written for the screen by Chloé Zhao

Starring Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May 

Synopsis: 
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. -Searchlight Pictures

Available in theaters and on HULU February 19, 2021

MPAA Rating: R for some full nudity

Running Time: 108 minutes

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