19 March 2024

Book Club at the NFSA | Nomadland + discussion

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Still from the film Nomadland showing the profile of a woman outdoors

Nomadland (Chloé Zhao, 2021)

M | 108 Mins | 2021 | DCP | US | D: Chloé Zhao

It’s rare to see non-fiction translated into film, let alone with the Oscar-winning success of writer/director Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, which netted three Academy Awards and a further six nominations in 2021.

Zhao’s film is inspired by journalist Jessica Bruder’s Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, a searing study of harsh economic realities in the United States following the Great Recession, and the rise of a transient workforce of older Americans seeking seasonal employment.

Frances McDormand stars in Zhao’s dramatization, a powerful portrait of life as a nomadic van-dweller in post-Recession America.

‘Life on the road has never been so tenderly captured, politically alive and profoundly moving’ – Empire

The screening will be followed by a discussion of the film and the nonfiction book with special guest Lech Blaine.

A discounted season pass is available for the Book Club at the NFSA program, presented in partnership with Canberra Writers Festival.

The details

What: Nomadland screening + discussion
When: Sunday 21 April at 1pm
Where: NFSA Canberra (Arc Cinema)
Cost: $18–20. Book tickets

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