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Apple TV+ movie "CODA" recently received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, and to celebrate and get the film out to more people, Apple is planning to re-release it in theaters for free.


"CODA" will be available to watch for free in theaters from Friday, February 25 to Sunday, February 27. All of the free screenings will feature open captions so they are accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

The movie will be available in theaters across the United States and London, with three daily showtimes available for audiences to attend on a first come, first serve basis. One show in Los Angeles will also feature a live Q&A with the cast and the director, Siân Heder.

"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," Apple's Head of Features Matt Dentler said in a statement about the showings.

"CODA" is the first film starring a predominantly Deaf cast to receive a nomination for Best Picture. It tells the story of Ruby Rossi, a high schooler who is the only hearing member of her family. As she explores her love of singing in high school and prepares for her future, she also grapples with her familial responsibilities and helping her father with his fishing business.

Since launch, "CODA" has received largely positive reviews and it currently has a 96 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Article Link: Oscar Nominated Apple TV+ Movie 'CODA' Releasing in Theaters for Free
 
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BF1M

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Considering ALL movie studios have free screenings for Academy members for all nominated movies and send them screeners as well, this has nothing to do with "buying an oscar"

How many of those studios are streaming only and relatively new? I think only Netflix has an Oscar at this point for that Affleck movie I can’t recall right now(don’t quote me, I’m honestly not sure if they are only one). This isn’t a screener, these are grassroots-inspiring(get it out to more people), free, PUBLIC screenings.

Don’t kid yourself; they are trying to stack the deck. Not doing anything no other smart company wouldn’t do though. Shrewd move.
 

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Ah yes, the quaint way America often equates London with the entirety of England, or the United Kingdom.

Ah yes, the quaint way Brits often think London, England is the only London in the world. Perhaps they mean London, ONT, Canada? :)

Seriously though, perhaps the movie is only being shown free at theaters in London, England and not all of England??
 
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