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USA, 2020, 108mins, Cert.12A
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Film description

Following the closure of a gypsum mine in the rural Nevada town she calls home, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road. Exploring life outside conventional society as a modern-day nomad, Fern soon discovers a resilience and resourcefulness that present her with experiences unlike any she’s known before. Along the way in this story of hope, she meets other nomads who become mentors in her life amidst the vast, sometimes breathtaking landscape of the American West.

The third feature from director Chloé Zhao (The Rider), Nomadland is an exquisitely told story full of authenticity and humanity, and winner of this year's Best Picture Oscar, alongside Best Director and Best Actress wins for Zhao and McDormand.

Our screenings of Nomadland on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st May are being presented in association with Birds' Eye View, as part of their Reclaim the Frame initiative, celebrating films made by women.

At these screenings, the film will be accompanied by a short pre-recorded intro, as well as a pre-recorded Q&A with Chloé Zhao (writer-director, editor & producer) Frances McDormand (producer and lead actor), Peter Spears (producer) and Joshua James Richards (director of photography).


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