Opening Night: CODA
Official Selection of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival
This film is an Official Selection of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. MoonStruck Drive-in will open at 6:30PM. The film starts at 7:30PM and will be preceded by an HCAS curated pre-show reel. The ticket price is $30 per car, which includes all passengers in the car.
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Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the only hearing member of a deaf family. At 17, she works mornings before school to help her parents (Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur) and brother (Daniel Durant) keep their Gloucester fishing business afloat. But in joining her high school’s choir club, Ruby finds herself drawn to both her duet partner (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) and her latent passion for singing. Her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) hears something special and encourages Ruby to consider music school and a future beyond fishing, leaving her torn between obligation to family and pursuit of her dream.
Siân Heder’s heartwarming, exuberant follow-up to Tallulah (2016 Sundance Film Festival) brings us inside the idiosyncratic rhythms and emotions of a deaf family—something we’ve rarely seen on screen. In developing CODA, which stands for Child of Deaf Adults, Heder was determined to tell the story authentically with deaf actors. Her writing and direction—layered, naturalistic, frank, and funny—finds perfect expression in richly drawn characters and a uniformly outstanding cast, led by Jones in a fantastic breakout performance.
|Country, Year||United States, 2020|
|Cast||Emilia Jones, Eugenio Derbez, Troy Kotsur, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Daniel Durant, and Marlee Matlin|
|Producer||Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, Patrick Wachsberger|
|Runtime||111 MINS, SECS|
|Event Type||Drive In|