DC Readers: Attend A Free Early Screening Of ‘CODA’

We’re happy to offer our DC readers the chance to attend a very special early screening of CODA, Apple’s heartwarming, life-affirming film that swept awards at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. This story of a teenage girl who is the only hearing family member of her household stars Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Daniel Durant, Troy Kotsur, Eugenio Derbez and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo.

SYNOPSIS: 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.

The screening takes place on Thursday, August 12th at 7:00pm at Angelika Mosaic. If you’d like to attend, go to the Gofobo site here. Please remember all screenings are first come first served and you will want to arrive early to ensure seating. Enjoy the show!

CODA opens in theaters and Apple TV+ on August 13th.



Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.