U.S., 2021, 112 min, 2K DCP, dir. Siân Heder, Rated PG-13, Apple
"[A] tender, lively, funny, and beautifully stirring drama... In its straightforward way, the film delivers an emotional knockout. It's a movie about a family, and by the end you may feel you know them as well as you know your own." —Owen Gleiberman, Variety
Gifted with a voice that her parents can’t hear, seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones), is the sole hearing member of a deaf family—a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working the family's struggling fishing boat with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant) every day before school. But when Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams. CODA premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival where it captivated critics and audiences alike, eliciting a rapturous response and making history by being honored with all four of the top awards in the U.S. Dramatic Competition category including the U.S. Grand Jury Prize, the Directing Award, the Audience Award and a Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast (actors Matlin, Kotsur, and Durant are themselves deaf).
All screenings of CODA will be presented with open captions.
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