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Sunday, Sep 19, 2021 4:00 PM
As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.
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Admission Adult Matinee - $8.41
Admission Seniors (60+) - $7.52
Admission Children (12 and younger) - $7.52
Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $7.52

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PLEASE NOTE: All screenings of CODA will be presented with open captions

Celebrate International Week of the Deaf with this encore screening featuring a special introduction by Alessandra Bautze, Visiting Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at the University of Iowa. American Sign Language-English interpretation will be provided.

"Sweet, thoughtful...the kind of film you can't help but love." —Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

"The kind of movie that makes you want to stand up and cheer." —Kristy Puchko, Pajiba

"A radiant, deeply satisfying heartwarmer...it locates pleasure and pureness in it, reminding us of the comforting, even cathartic, gratifications of a feel-good story well told." —Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter

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 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.

For more CODA, join actor Daniel Durant for a virtual lecture and Q & A on Friday, October 29 at 3:30 PM, as part of the University of Iowa Department of Cinematic Arts Lecture Series, where he will discuss his barrier-breaking career from Broadway to Hollywood, the importance of authentic Deaf representation in film, theatre, and television, the experience of working with Directors of Artistic Sign Language on set, and more. RSVP here!

Email alessandra-bautze@uiowa.edu for more information.

Series Info
Series:New Release Films
Reel Representation
Film Info
Runtime:111 minutes
Director:Siân Heder
Year Released:2021
Production Country:USA