First Films with Chloé Zhao: Nomadland
Director: Chloé Zhao
USA / 2020 / 108 min
Q&A with Zhao, DP Joshua James Richards, and producer Mollye Asher, moderated by Ryan Silbert
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 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.
A Searchlight Pictures release.