In anticipation of the 2021 Oscars, Cinema Capitol presented the drama NOMADLAND. The movie has been widely acclaimed and has won several awards at film festivals in the past several months-and now NOMADLAND has won Oscars for “Best Picture,” along with “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role” (Frances McDormand) and “Best Achievement in Directing” (Chloé Zhao). 


NOMADLAND is based upon the 2017 book “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century” by Jessica Bruder. The film adaptation was directed by Chloé Zhao. Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road. She explores a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. In doing so, she travels the country and discovers what it means to be houseless. Costarring in the movie are David Straithairn, Peter Peters, and “vandweller” advocate Bob Wells.


The movie was the third-highest rated film of 2020 on Metacritic, which found it to be the most frequently ranked by critics and publications as one of the best films of the year. It has earned six Academy Award nominations, including “Best Picture,” “Best Director,” and “Best Actress” for McDormand. NOMADLAND was awarded “Best Motion Picture – Drama” and “Best Director” at the 78th Golden Globe Awards, along with a long list of other accolades.


The Boston Globe writes “NOMADLAND balances with spine-tingling grace between respect for that restlessness of spirit and longing for a society that has any notion of how to care for it.” The Wall Street Journal also writes “A road movie like no other, NOMADLAND is a modest masterpiece like no other. Beautifully unadorned and heart-in-your-mouth stirring, it’s leisurely yet urgent, with a singular tone that lies somewhere between elegy and hope.”


NOMADLAND will be presented on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from April 16-April 26. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 4:15 and 7:15, Sundays at 1:15 and 4:15, and Mondays at 7:15. This movie will include captions for the deaf for Friday’s 4:15 and Sunday’s 1:15 show times.


All patrons are required to wear masks for the duration of the movie, unless eating or drinking. Parties will be socially-distanced at least 6 feet apart. 


Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. Admission is $8.00 for adults; $7.00 for students and military; and $6.00 for Capitol “Friends.”


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