Welcome to a special 58th New York Film Festival edition of the Film at Lincoln Center podcast. Today, NYFF Director Eugene Hernandez is joined by filmmaker Chloé Zhao to discuss Nomadland, the director’s richly textured follow-up to her acclaimed The Rider. The NYFF58 Centerpiece selection recounts a year in the life of Fern (Frances McDormand), a stoic, stubbornly independent widow who, having spent her adult life in a now-defunct company town, repurposes an old van and sets off in search of seasonal work. Mixing professionals and non-actors, Nomadland is a road movie for our precarious times. Nomadland is sponsored by Campari.
Presented by Film at Lincoln Center, the 58th New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema from September 17-October 11. This year’s festival features drive-in screenings in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens and virtual screenings available nationwide. Get tickets and see more information here.