The Cycle continues: from 2020, this Saturday, January 30 at 6:00 pm at the Cinematograph at Casa Haas, with the screening of the movie “Nomadland” (2020), an intimate drama by writer and director Chloé Zhao based on Jessica Bruder’s book, and that so far has collected more than 100 awards at various Festivals and is a strong card at the next Oscars.
Nomadland tells the story of Fern (Frances McDormand) an unemployed widow who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the United States living as a nomad in her van, doing seasonal jobs throughout the country.
Tackling the nomadic lifestyle and the decline of America’s industrial cities brings up themes such as loneliness, poverty, and the restlessness of an unstable life. It harshly reflects an inhospitable environment, made for people who are passing through to unknown destinations and with no final direction, but at the same time becoming uplifting and hopeful.
“Nomadland” falls on the artistic side of things and is an excellent example of how film as a medium can be used to tell intimate stories. It’s a reminder that while movies are great for capturing shows, they also don’t shy away from the smallest moments of our existence.
The film is screened in its original language, English, with Spanish subtitles. Free entry with limited space and mandatory use of mask throughout the event.