Out of the blue, a trailer that has been making the rounds and popping up on my Feeds, has been for a surprising movie, NOMADLAND. Check out the trailer below.
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 Chloé Zhao, 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.
Admittingly, this trailer was a little confusing for me. While, overall, was a very touching snippet to the movie, going into it as being introduced to it, parts of the trailer definitely felt like a documentary. Diving a little deeper into it, NOMADLAND was inspired by a book, of the same name, by Jessica Bruder. The book itself has been classified as a social sciences book and that definitely explained that “documentary” feeling as the movie employs a number of real-life nomads in the picture.
With that, I found this project to be even more inspiring. Not only do I think that if people give this movie a look, because let’s be honest, these days, if it’s not a big tent-pole picture, not many people come out… but yea, I think if people give this movie a look, I think it’ll definitely resonate with them. Based on the trailer, I feel like this is the kind of movie we need in the world we’re in, finding peace and a way through in incredible hardship. But crafting a narrative for a movie from a social sciences book, well, that just seems like a testament to creativity to me. And adds truth that you never know where inspiration will come from.
And I just find that to be a beautiful thing.
Personally, I am really looking forward to seeing this movie. How about you? Drop your thoughts on the Fuzzybug Facebook Page!
IMDB has NOMADLAND listed to premiere on February 19, 2021.