Apple TV will be re-releasing Siân Heder‘s CODA in theatres for free from February 25th to February 27th. The movie was initially released simultaneously in theatres and on Apple TV+ on August 13th. All free screenings of the movie will also be open captioned and fully accessible for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the movie marked the first time that a Deaf male actor was nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Troy Kotsur). On the movie’s re-release, Apple’s Head of Features Matt Dentler said that “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.”
“CODA will be available to screen free-of-charge in premium theaters in major cities across the country, with three daily showtimes that will be available for audiences to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. Free screenings will also be available in London.“
“All screenings of “CODA” will be open-captioned. Audiences at a special showing in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to be part of a live Q&A with the cast and writer/director Siân Heder, which will have translators in ASL. Information and theater listings may be found here.“
Source: Apple TV (Press release)