Chauncey Wed, May 19
Chauncey Sat, May 22
Series Info
Series:FilmScene in the Park
Film Info
Runtime:107 minutes
Director:Chloe Zhao
Year Released:2020
Production Country:USA


Presented in partnership with the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department

Inaugural year design, engineering and construction support from RDG Planning & Design, Raker Rhodes Engineering and McComas Lacina Construction

Nomadland is sponsored by the Gang of Seven: Buchanan, Chappell, Eskin, Evans, Moen, Summerwill & Watson

Nominee: Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand), Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Achievement in Cinematography - Academy Awards
Winner: Best Motion Picture, Best Director - Golden Globes
Nominee: Best Film, Best Leading Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay (Adapted), Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Cinematography - BAFTA

"Feels simultaneously like both a memory and a prophecy." —Tribune News

 "Just so deeply felt, moving, meditative, compassionate and beautiful." —FilmWeek

"Achingly beautiful and sad, a profound work of empathy from Zhao. It's a true elegy, a lament for the dead, a yearning for the lost." —Vox

Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloe Zhao (The Rider), Nomadland features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern's mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West. Please note this film includes brief female nudity.

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating will be first-come-first-served for all FilmScene in the Park screenings, with movies beginning at sunset. Healthy and safety protocols will be in place including social distancing aided by painted markers on the lawn. The city-wide mask mandate will be enforced when moviegoers are not eating or drinking. FilmScene's indoor restrooms will be available for use, and concessions will be available for purchase at all FilmScene in the Park screenings.