Review: Nomadland : Pop Culture Happy Hour The new film Nomadland is about a woman named Fern who's lost her husband, her home and her entire community: a company town that collapsed when the company did. She's played by Frances McDormand, and in Chloé Zhao's film, she falls into a new community of people who live on the road, out of vans and RVs.
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'Nomadland' Is An Empathetic, Immersive Journey

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'Nomadland' Is An Empathetic, Immersive Journey

'Nomadland' Is An Empathetic, Immersive Journey

'Nomadland' Is An Empathetic, Immersive Journey

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Frances McDormand stars as Fern in Nomadland. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Frances McDormand stars as Fern in Nomadland.

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The new film Nomadland is about a woman named Fern who's lost her husband, her home and her entire community: a company town that collapsed when the company did. She's played by Frances McDormand, and in Chloé Zhao's new film she falls into a new community of people who live on the road, out of vans and RVs, played by real people who live this nomadic lifestyle. Based on a nonfiction book of the same name by Jessica Bruder, Nomadland is a major player in this awards season.

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