Sundance Film Festival favorite ‘CODA’ release in Theaters and on Apple+ at August
Apple Original Films paid a record $25 for the acclaimed dramatization, which debuted at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
Sundance Film Festival most loved CODA has landed an Aug. 13 delivery on Apple+ and in select theaters, Apple Original Films declared Wednesday.
Written and directed by Siân Heder, CODA made history when selling to Apple in a deal worth $25 million, the greatest deal in the festival’s history (the past greatest was the $22 million paid by Neon and Hulu for Palm Springs).
It was likewise the first Sundance entry to win every one of the four top prizes in the U.S. Dramatic Competition category; special jury award for ensemble cast, the directing award, the audience award and the grand jury prize.
CODA follows Ruby (Emilia Jones), who is the sole hearing member of a deaf family — “CODA” stands for child of deaf adults — whose life spins around going about as interpreter for her folks (Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur) and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant).
At the point when the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby ends up conflicted between pursuing her love of music and abandoning her family. Eugenio Derbez and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo likewise star.
“I hope that this film and Apple’s powerful support will help kick down some doors standing in the way of inclusion and representation and pave a path for more stories that center characters from the deaf and disabled community,” Heder said previously. “The world has waited too long for these stories to be told. Now is the time. No more excuses.”