“CODA,” the Best Picture Oscar-nominated film that has been streamed on Apple TV+ will be re-released for viewing in theaters for free. Apple wants to get the film out for more viewers to see.
“CODA” will be available for free viewing in theaters across the United States and London from Friday, February 25 to Sunday, February 27. All screenings will feature open captions so they are accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
The movie will have three daily showtimes available for audiences to attend on a first-come, first-serve basis. One show in Los Angeles will also feature a live Q&A with the cast and the director, Siân Heder.
17-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 on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant). 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” is written and directed by Siân Heder, produced by Vendome Pictures and Pathé, with Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, Patrick Wachsberger and Jérôme Seydoux serving as producers, and Ardavan Safaee and Sarah Borch-Jacobsen as executive producers.
“CODA” is now streaming on Apple TV+.
“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,” Apple’s Head of Features Matt Dentler said in a statement about the showings.
“CODA” has received largely positive reviews and it currently has a 96% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.