AALA (QLD) is excited to announce that we have secured a limited number of tickets for our members to a private screening of Nomadland at Elizabeth Picture Theatre on Friday, 4 June 2021.
Nomadland is a film by Chloé Zhao, the first Asian woman to win an Oscar (the Best Director Academy Award). Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand, is about a woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. The film has been described as an expansive, powerful portrayal of the resilience, solidarity and thrift of vagabond life, featuring themes of friendship and solitude. This is a film to remember.
Join us before the film at 5:30pm at the Function Room at Elizabeth Picture Theatres to catch up with the QLD Committee and make new connections. AALA will be providing refreshments at the Function Room.
LIMITED tickets available so secure yours now by registering!
When: 5:30 - 8:30pm, 4 June 2021 (Film starts art 6:30pm)
Location: Elizabeth Picture Theatre, 175 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City
Food and drinks: Finger food provided. Cash bar
Costs: $15 (members) // $20 (non-members)
If you have any dietary requirements, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nomadland is a 2020 American drama film based on the 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. The film is written, edited, produced, and directed by Chloé Zhao, and stars Frances McDormand (who is also a producer on the film) as a van-dwelling working nomad who leaves her hometown after her husband dies and the sole industry closes down, to be "houseless" and travel around the United States. A number of real-life nomads appear as fictionalised versions of themselves, including Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells.
Nomadland premiered on September 11 2020, at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the Golden Lion. It also won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The film was praised for its direction, screenplay, editing, cinematography, and performances, especially of McDormand. At the 93rd Academy Awards (the Oscars), it won Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress for McDormand, from a total of six nominations.
Zhao became the first woman of colour to win Best Director, while McDormand became the first person in history to win Academy Awards as both producer and performer for the same film. It also won Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director at the 78th Golden Globe Awards, four awards including Best Film at the 74thBritish Academy Film Awards, and four awards including Best Film at the 36th Independent Spirit Awards.