Siân Heder’s multi-award-winning drama CODA will be released at selected UK and Irish cinemas on Friday 13 August. Winner of four prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, including the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, it centres on teenager Ruby Rossi, a CODA (child of deaf adults) who must convince her family that she wants to be a singer.

We’re pleased to announce that the screening at BFI Southbank on opening night at 17.40 will play with a specially recorded Q&A (approx. 30mins) with Heder and the four cast members who play the fictional Rossi family: Marlee Matlin, Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur and Daniel Durant. The Q&A is hosted by Samantha Baines, award-winning comedian, actor, hearing-aid wearer and RNID Ambassador and 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 American Sign Language and British Sign Language.

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This Q&A will also be shown at some of the other selected venues in the UK and Ireland that are screening CODA from 13 August. Please check with local venues from the list below for more details. 

All screenings of CODA will be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf and those experiencing hearing loss.