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Nomadland

Mon. 17 May 2021 — Thu. 17 June 2021

The film that won the Oscars for best picture, best director and best actress at this year's Academy Awards, Nomadland from director Chloe Zhao explores life outside conventional society.

Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (played by best actress winner Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring life through the vast landscape of the American West.

Adapted from the 2017 non-fiction book by Jessica Bruder – Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century – the film features real nomads Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells as Fern's mentors and comrades in her exploration of the vast expanse of the Western United States, as she navigates both her sense of belonging and a changing way of life.

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