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Apple TV+ will screen indie hit CODA in theaters for free


CODA will show for free in theaters from Friday, February 25 through 27.
CODA will show for free in theaters from Friday, February 25 through 27.
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In celebration of CODA‘s Oscar nomination for Best Picture, Apple TV+ said Friday it will celebrate by re-releasing the indie hit in theaters next weekend. And you’ll be able to watch it for free.

You can see the film for free in theaters from Friday, February 25 to Sunday, February 27.

Apple TV+ will re-release CODA in theaters for free

The film tells the story of a hearing daughter struggling to balance her dream of becoming a singer with her responsibilities to her deaf family and its fishing business. The title abbreviation, CODA, is short for “child of deaf adults.”

All of the free screenings will feature open captions, accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

“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 is the first film starring a mostly Deaf cast to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. And with a nomination for Best Supporting Actor, Troy Kotsur is the first Deaf male actor to ever be nominated. The film also got a nod for Best Adapted Screenplay, marking a first for writer/director Siân Heder.

How to watch: More details to come

The movie will show in theaters across the United States and in London, England. Apple TV+ has not announced theaters and showtimes.

Audiences can attend three daily showtimes on a first-come, first-served basis.

One Los Angeles show will feature a live Q&A with the cast and the director, Siân Heder.

CODA has received largely positive reviews. It currently enjoys a 96% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It originally screened to rave reviews at the Sundance Festival, where Apple bought it in a record-breaking $25 million deal.

Later, ahead of streaming on Apple TV+, it had a short theatrical run, noted as the first film to be screened with burnt-in subtitles.


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