Apple TV+ made history at the 2022 Academy Awards with “CODA” winning an Oscar for Best Picture, along with Oscars for Best Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Siân Heder. It is the first time, a streaming service was given the best picture award.
Therefore, to celebrate the success of the movie and its victory at the Oscars, Apple TV+ is re-releasing “CODA” in theaters on Friday, April 1.
Apple TV+ “CODA” will screen in over 600 locations with open captions
Variety reports that the movie will be released in over 600 locations in the United States with open captions for the deaf and hard of hearing individuals, so everyone can enjoy its inclusive heartwarming story.
Previously, CODA became the first-ever feature film to screen with accessible-to-all ‘open’ subtitles in the UK and U.S. which means that subtitles were burned into the video, and audience members with hearing impairment did not require special equipment to read them.
Erica Anderson from Apple Original Films’ Distribution team said:
“As our industry recognizes ‘CODA’ with its highest honor, we’re excited once again to bring this moving film to theaters so that audiences can share in the experience of watching it together. As with previous theatrical runs, all showings will have open captions, so that the film is accessible to the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.”
CODA is a movie about a special family of four that is reliant on its only hearing member but who has her own aspirations to become a singer.
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 interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working 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). 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.”