Winner of 4 Awards at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival!
Select showtimes will have special introductions from local organizations. Join us for the following screenings:
- Friday, 8/27 – 6:15 PM
Danielle Head from Center for Independent Living in Central Florida, Inc.
- Saturday, 8/28 – 3:00 PM
M’Kaila Cox – ASL Interpreter Coordinator for Verbatim Languages Inc. & CODA
- Sunday, 8/29 – 3:00 PM
Linda I. Rosa-Lugo – Founder and Director of the UCF Listening Center
Debra Knox – Director of the UCF Communication Disorders Clinic
Janel Cosby – UCF Audiology Clinic
Marilu Santos – Director of Silent Hope and Camp We Sign
William Cooper – Professor of American Sign Language and Advisor for the American Sign Language Club
Thursday, 9/2 – 6:15 PMErica Clark – Clinical Lead of the AdventHealth Pediatric Hearing Loss Program
Elizabeth Granger – Speech Language Pathologist with the AdventHealth Pediatric Hearing Loss Program
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.
USA | France, 2021, 111 minutes, Rated PG-13, In English and American Sign Language with subtitles, Directed by Sian Heder
“Grounded and sweet, delicately bawdy, and decidedly hilarious, ‘CODA’ puts an effervescent and original spin on the coming-of-age comedy-drama.”– Richard Whittaker, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
“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
“Sweet, thoughtful, and unusual in its extensive use of sign language and its casting of deaf actors (including Oscar winner Marlee Matlin), it's the kind of film you can't help but love.”– Alissa Wilkinson, VOX
“A radiant, deeply satisfying heartwarmer that more than embraces formula; it locates the pleasure and pureness in it, reminding us of the comforting, even cathartic, gratifications of a feel-good story well told.”– Jon Frosch, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“An undeniable charmer about juggling obligations to friends, family and self. When ‘CODA’ hits the right notes in that balancing act, it's euphoric.”– Perri Nemiroff, COLLIDER
“’CODA’ will be hard to top as not only the best film out of Sundance but of the entire year.”– Scott Menzel, WE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT