'CODA': A landmark crowd-pleaser for a year light on crowds
“CODA,” which arrives Friday in theaters and on Apple TV+, is poised to be something that’s been hard to find in a year light on crowds: a bona fide, heart-bursting, tell-everyone-about-it crowd-pleaser. A landmark film in on-screen representation, “CODA” proves — with spirit and, yes, laughs — how much the movies have been missing. They don’t know that we can work just as easily as anyone else,” says Matlin with an interpreter. That meant shipping the cast out on fishing trips, but mostly it meant doing a lot of listening to the deaf community. “I feel like my life has been enriched through my exposure to this community," Heder adds.wftv.com
New this week: 'CODA,' Chance the Rapper film and 'Heels'
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. "CODA" is both a landmark film in representation for the deaf community and an infectious, spirited coming-of-age tale. —AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Rumor has it that Lizzo is back. — Chance the Rapper is bringing his concert to the movie theater with his concert film "Magnificent Coloring World," which premieres Aug. 13 in select AMC theaters. — AP Entertainment Writer Kristin M. HallTELEVISION— "What If...?"wftv.com
'CODA,' 'Summer of Soul' win top prizes at Sundance Awards
Dramatic Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The 2021 Sundance Film Festival Awards were unlike any before and had filmmakers calling in from around the world Tuesday night to cap off the festival’s first virtual edition. “Hive,” from first time filmmaker Blerta Basholli, was awarded the world cinema grand jury prize and the audience award. “Writing With Fire,” a documentary about India’s only all-female newspaper, won the world cinema documentary audience award. The 2021 Sundance Film Festival runs through Wednesday.
Sundance Film Festival unveils slate for 1st virtual edition
This image released by Sundance Institute shows a scene from "In The Same Breath," which will debut at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Film Festival via AP)Sundance Institute programs. Organizers on Tuesday unveiled a robust and diverse slate for the festival, which will be largely virtual due to the pandemic. Yutani said that the Sesame Street documentary, “Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street” is likely to be a crowd favorite. “We all are so excited about the possibility of encountering people who’ve never been to the festival," Jackson said.