New York Film Festival

Brooklyn Drive-In: Nomadland

Sat Sep 26 9:00 PM

The Film

Nomadland

Chloé Zhao | US | 108

Frances McDormand delivers a beautiful performance of understated grace and sensitivity in this richly textured third feature from director Chloé Zhao (The Rider, NYFF55), adapted from Jessica Bruder’s acclaimed 2017 nonfiction book about itinerant older Americans. Set against the grand backdrop of the American West, Nomadland recounts a year in the life of Fern (McDormand), a stoic, stubbornly independent widow who, having spent her adult life in a now-defunct company town, repurposes an old van and sets off in search of seasonal work. Alongside McDormand, the film features deeply affecting turns from David Strathairn and a supporting cast of nonactors, all real-life “nomads” playing versions of themselves. With this road movie for our precarious times, Zhao establishes herself as one of contemporary cinema’s most clear-eyed and humane chroniclers of lives on the American margins. A Searchlight Pictures release.

Event Details

Along with drive-in screenings, Nomadland will screen virtually on September 26 at 8pm ET in a four-hour window. Get tickets here.

Venue

Brooklyn Drive-In at The Brooklyn Army Terminal

80 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

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