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by Lawrence Garcia Film

Nomadland | Chloe Zhao

Having just taken the top prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival, Nomadland begins its journey towards Oscar gold. That’s admittedly a flip assessment of a film that takes to the fringes of American life: Adapted from Jessica Bruder’s non-fiction work of the same…

September 14, 2020
by Luke Gorham Film Horizon Line

The Rider | Chloé Zhao

In transmuting the true-life story of rodeo star Brady Jandreau into the sort-of-fictionalized The Rider, director Chloé Zhao uses low-key character and narrative detail to massage a tidy, affecting docudrama from the material. The story of Jandreau (or as his character here is named,…

April 13, 2018
by InRO Staff Festival Coverage Film

New York Film Festival 2017 – Dispatch 4

Our fourth dispatch from this year’s New York Film Festival (here’s one, two, and three) includes the Chinese-American filmmaker Chloé Zhao’s docudrama The Rider, about South Dakotan rodeo culture; Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers/Starman hybrid Before We Vanish; and Ben Russell’s Good Luck, a relatively normal (for him),…

October 14, 2017
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