‘Nomadland’ opens at Cinema Art Theater April 9

April 8, 2021

Starting Friday, April 9, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Nomadland,” a breathtaking drama about a widow in her 60s who embarks on a life-altering journey.

Following the economic collapse of a small-town industry in rural Nevada, Fern (played by 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, the film features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast and beautiful landscape of the American West. The film is a Golden Globe winner for Best Picture and Best Director. It has six Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director.

Screening times are 3 p.m., Friday, April 9; 6 p.m., Saturday, April 10; 2 p.m., Sunday, April 11; and 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 14.  Admission is $8 for members and $11 for future members. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online at If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.

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