‘Nomadland’ to Open Montclair Film Festival, ‘One Night in Miami’ to Close
Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” has been selected at the opener for the ninth edition of the Montclair Film Festival on Oct.
16, with Regina King’s “One Night in Miami” as the Oct.
24 closing title.“Nomadland” premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Sept.
11, and won the Golden Lion.
The film is set after the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, with Frances McDormand’s character Fern exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.“One Night in Miami” is King’s feature directorial debut in a fictionalized story of Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke celebrating Ali’s surprise title win over Sonny Liston in Miami.
It had its world premiere at Venice on Sept.
7, 2020, the first film directed by an African-American woman to be selected in the festival’s history.Both films will screen at the Carpool Theater drive-in, as
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