Following its milestone Academy Award nominations, including a Best Picture nomination, Apple Original Films announced that fans’ beloved “CODA“ will be re-released in theatres for a limited theatrical run.
Beginning Friday, February 25 through Sunday, February 27, 2022, the film will be shown in major cities across the United States and London, free of charge and with open captions, so that more people may see the heartwarming narrative of the Rossi family’s journey.
“CODA,” hailed by critics as “an emotional powerhouse” and “impossible not to love,” is the first film starring a predominantly Deaf cast to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, and “CODA” star Troy Kotsur is the first Deaf male actor to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
The film was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, which was the first for writer/director Siân Heder.
“Every so often, a film comes along that strikes a deep emotional chord for audiences who celebrate its win for humanity. ‘CODA’ does just that. Siân and the amazing cast and crew of ‘CODA’ gave the world a gift with this film, and we are inspired to pass this gift on,” said Matt Dentler, Apple’s head of features.
“CODA” will be shown for free in premium theatres across the country, with three daily showtimes available to spectators on a first-come, first-served basis. In London, there will be free screenings as well. All “CODA” screenings will be open captioned.
Audiences at a special screening in Los Angeles will be able to participate in a live Q&A with the actors and writer/director Siân Heder, which will be assisted by ASL translators.
“CODA” was debuted in theatres and on Apple TV+ around the world in August 2021, and before that, the beloved Apple Original film debuted at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where it won an unprecedented four awards, including the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast, the Directing Award, the Audience Award, and the Grand Jury Prize.
“CODA” has earned a steady stream of praise and awards since its global debut. The film received an AFI Award, BAFTA Award nominations, a PGA Award nomination, and historic SAG Award nominations making it the first film with a predominantly Deaf cast to gain a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
“CODA” has also received NAACP Image Award nominations and nine Hollywood Critics Association Award nominations.
Ruby (Emilia Jones) is a CODA, or child of deaf adults, who is the only hearing member of a deaf family. Her days are spent interpreting for her parents (Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur) and working on the family’s faltering fishing boat with her father and older brother every morning before school (Daniel Durant).
However, Ruby develops a talent for singing when she joins her high school’s choral group, and she is quickly captivated by her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo).
Ruby is caught between her commitments to her family and the pursuit of her own aspirations, as she is encouraged to apply to a famous music school by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez).
Siân Heder wrote and directed “CODA,” which was co-produced by Vendome Pictures and Pathé. Producers include Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, Patrick Wachsberger, and Jérôme Seydoux, as well as executive producers Ardavan Safaee and Sarah Borch-Jacobsen.
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