pcloudy.png
Sunday August 9th, 2020 3:56PM

Chloe Zhoe's 'Nomadland' to premiere across fall festivals

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

NEW YORK (AP) — Chloe Zhao's “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, will premiere across the major fall film festivals in an alliance forged by the Venice, Toronto, New York and Telluride festivals.

“Nomadland,” Zhao's follow-up to her acclaimed 2018 film “The Rider,” is the first movie announced in the new partnership that has brought together the fall's biggest movie launch pads, which typically compete against each other for world premiere rights.

Toronto and New York are prepping primarily virtual editions. Telluride was forced to cancel entirely, but it will carry on in drive-in screenings in Los Angeles.

“Nomadland” will debut across Venice, Toronto and at "Telluride from Los Angeles" on Sept. 11. New York, which named the film its centerpiece, will premiere Zhao's film on a later date.

Adapted from Jessica Bruder's non-fiction book “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century,” the film is about a woman, Fern, who after her Nevada business collapses, joins with other older American workers laid off in the Great Recession to travel the country in campers.

“The American road fascinates me," said Zhao. “It’s heartbreakingly beautiful and deeply complicated. I’ve traveled it for many years and always hoped to capture a glimpse of it. I’m thankful to be able to make ‘Nomadland’ and excited for audiences to join Fern on her adventure.”

Fox Searchlight is planning to release “Nomadland” theatrically in the fall.

“It is a film that acquires particular meaning in a moment of pandemic induced seclusion, proving that values like mutual support and a strong sense of community can save us from solitude, failure, and despair,” said Alberto Barbera, director of the Venice International Film Festival. ”I am also happy to share the opportunity to support this beautiful film with our fellow festivals of Telluride, Toronto, and New York: a concrete sign of solidarity and collaboration in this unprecedented and difficult time.”

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Entertainment, AP Online Movies News
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Mexico's presidential jet lottery sales not going so well
Efforts to sell Mexico's presidential jet appear to be going well, but a simultaneous effort to sell lottery tickets depicting the plane is struggling
10:49AM ( 14 minutes ago )
Irving commits $1.5 million for WNBA players skipping season
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is committing $1.5 million to supplement the income of WNBA players who choose not to play this season
10:45AM ( 19 minutes ago )
Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers
The world's biggest COVID-19 vaccine test got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers
10:43AM ( 21 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Tom Hanks and wife get Greek citizenship for wildfire aid
A point of pride for Greece has been touched by controversy, as the country’s prime minister is being criticized by an opposition party for using a military helicopter during a trip to celebrate with Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson on being granted Greek citizenship
9:53AM ( 1 hour ago )
La Scala announces fall season as cultural life resumes
The famed La Scala opera house on Monday announced a fall program of concerts and ballets aimed as a signal of confidence that European cultural life can resume in full following the coronavirus lockdowns and in support of artists who were left out of work during the shutdowns
9:25AM ( 1 hour ago )
NBC resets focus for Tokyo while looking ahead to Beijing
With the Summer Games postponed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, NBC's Olympic unit has reset its countdown clock while trying to adjust to a new set of challenges
9:08AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Entertainment
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
2:16PM ( 20 hours ago )
Beijing partly reopens movie theaters as virus declines
Beijing has partially reopened movie theaters as the threat from the coronavirus continues to recede in China’s capital
9:50PM ( 2 days ago )
IOC apologizes, deletes tweet about 1936 Berlin Olympics
The IOC has apologized and deleted a Twitter message which some saw as celebrating Nazi Germany’s hosting of the 1936 Berlin Olympics
12:43PM ( 2 days ago )
AP Online Movies News
Mexico's presidential jet lottery sales not going so well
Efforts to sell Mexico's presidential jet appear to be going well, but a simultaneous effort to sell lottery tickets depicting the plane is struggling
10:49AM ( 14 minutes ago )
Irving commits $1.5 million for WNBA players skipping season
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is committing $1.5 million to supplement the income of WNBA players who choose not to play this season
10:45AM ( 19 minutes ago )
Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers
The world's biggest COVID-19 vaccine test got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers
10:43AM ( 21 minutes ago )
80,000 people fleeing Vietnamese city after new virus cases
About 80,000 people, mostly local tourists, are being evacuated from the popular Vietnamese beach city of Da Nang after more than a dozen people there were confirmed to have COVID-19
10:39AM ( 24 minutes ago )
After talk of collaboration, conferences go their own way
Plans for the college football season — if it is played — should start coming into focus this week
10:37AM ( 26 minutes ago )