This screening will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with the actors and director of the film. Tickets for all other screenings are on sale here.
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.
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.
This screening is open captioned, with AD available on demand.