“CODA” will be released in theaters for free next weekend
Apple will re-release its Best Picture nominee “CODA” in theaters starting next weekend and will do so with a series of free screenings open to all audiences.
Starting next Friday, February 25 and running through February 27, “CODA” will premiere in a limited theatrical broadcast across the United States and London, free of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis. And each screening will have open captions so it includes both deaf and hard of hearing audiences.
Below is the list of cinemas offering free screenings, and here is the link to get “CODA” tickets.
The film’s director, Siân Heder, will also be present during a live Q&A on the film for one of its screenings in Los Angeles, which will also have an interpreter present to translate into ASL.
“CODA” premiered at Sundance in 2021 and won the People’s Choice Award and Grand Jury Prize in the Drama Competition, and more than a year later on its way to a shot at winning the Best Picture award, the film was nominated for three Oscars, including Best Supporting Actor Troy Kotsur, who is the first deaf male actor to be nominated for an Oscar. The only other deaf actor to ever be nominated and subsequently win is Kotsur’s “CODA” co-star Marlee Matlin.
“Every once in a while a movie comes along that strikes a deep emotional chord for audiences celebrating their victory for humanity. ‘CODA’ does just that. Siân and the incredible cast and crew of ‘CODA’ have given a gift to the world with this film, and we are inspired to pass on this gift,” said Matt Dentler, Apple’s Chief Features Officer, in a statement.
“CODA” premiered in theaters and globally on Apple TV+ in August 2021. The film stars Emilia Jones as CODA, or a child of deaf adults and the only hearing person in her family. deaf, a 17-year-old student who dreams of a singing career. The film also stars Kotsur, Matlin and Daniel Durant, as well as Eugenio Derbez and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo.
The film was also nominated for Best Ensemble Cast for the SAG Awards, marking the first time a predominantly deaf cast has been nominated for the top guild award.
Atlanta: Tinseltown 17 + XD
Austin: Tinseltown 20+ XD
Boston: Corner Coolidge
Chicago: Deer Park 16
Cleveland: Valley View 24+ XD
Dallas: Cinemark West Plano 20
Denver: Century Aurora +XD
Houston: Memorial City 16
Las Vegas: Las Vegas Suncoast 16 + XD
Los Angeles: Playa Vista 9 + XD
Miami: Paradise 24+ XD
New York: Alamo Drafthouse Liberty
Orlando: Cinemark Orlando + XD
Palm Springs: River Rancho Mirage 15+ XD
Philadelphia: University 6
Phoenix: Cinemark 16
Sacramento: Cinemark Roseville Galleria and XD Mall
San Francisco: Downtown San Francisco 9 + XD
Seattle: Lincoln Square Cinema Bistro 22 with IMAX
Washington, DC: Fairfax Corner 14 + XD
London: Barbican Cinema
Deadline first broke the news.