‘CODA’ Is Most Awarded Movie In Sundance Film Festival History

CODA premieres on Apple TV+ and in select theaters on August 13th.

CODA is the most awarded movie in the history of the Sundance Film Festival.  It was the first film in Sundance Film Festival history to win all top prizes in the US Dramatic Competition category, including the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast, the Directing Award, and the Audience Award, in addition to the Grand Jury Prize.


Seventeen-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 an interpreter for her parents, played by Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur. She also works on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant). 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). She is encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school. Unfortunately, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.

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Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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