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 More