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CODA (dir. Sian Heder)

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CODA is a film that doesn’t take a lot chances, with it’s familiar tropes it doesn’t stray from the formula. It’s a remake of a 2014 French film, it’s a coming of age film about a teenage girl breaking away from her family. Audiences get a teen romance or two, an inspiring teacher, and an uplifting ending.

And yet … CODA transcends the ordinary with solid performances, storytelling, and importantly, with it’s inclusion of amazing deaf actors – an opportunity the original French film missed.

The importance of good storytelling is highlighted here. Listen as we discuss the charming film CODA.

Featuring host Alex Ago and his guests, Donnajean Ward, Jonathan Schwartz, and Aubrey Hicks

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