The film, which was also nominated for three other Globes including Best Picture, is inspired by the book by journalist Jessica Bruder Nomadland: Surviving American in the 21st Century. Published in 2017, it chronicles the author’s own journey into a subculture of middle-aged Americans living on the road in search of employment after the financial crash of 2008. Writer and director Chloé Zhao, who is also in charge of the next MCU Eternal movie, turns the award-winning non-fiction book into a dramatized reflection of its still current subject, told through the eyes of Frances McDormand’s character, Fern, who also features true “nomads” who appear as themselves.
The thought-provoking and critically acclaimed festival favorite is something that has to be seen to be believed, and thankfully after Covid-19, that opportunity isn’t too far off. The following is a quick and convenient guide on how to watch Nomadland when the opportunity arises, starting with the how, when, where.