Fri 13 - Thu 19 August 2021
USA | 2021 | 111’ | TBC | Sian Heder
Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin
As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. Her life revolves around acting as interpreter for her parents and working on the family's struggling fishing boat 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. Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster 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. An insightful, grounded but also very sweet and delicately funny film about family life.
All screenings include Soft Subtitles and Audio Description.
We are pleased to announce that a specially recorded Q&A (c 30 minutes) with CODA director Siãn Heder, and the four cast members of the fictional Rossi family, Marlee Matlin, Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur and Daniel Durant will follow this screening. The Q&A is presented by Apple Original Films and BFI in collaboration with RNID, the charity making life fully inclusive for deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus. The Q&A will be fully accessible, including both ASL and BSL.
£6 / £4