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Apple to Re-Release Oscar-Nominated ‘CODA’ in Theaters for Free

Apple reportedly is set to re-release Oscar nominated movie CODA in select theaters Feb. 25-27 for free with screen captions.

CODA became the first motion picture starring a predominantly deaf cast in leading roles to receive a Best Picture nomination, and Troy Kotsur became the first deaf male actor to receive a nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performance.

Writer/director Siân Heder earned her first-ever Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

“Every so often, a film comes along that strikes a deep emotional chord for audiences who celebrate its win for humanity,” Matt Dentler, head of features at Apple, said in a media statement. “CODA does just that. Siân and the amazing cast and crew gave the world a gift with this film, and we are inspired to pass this gift on.”

The movie joins Apple’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, directed by Joel Coen, on this year’s list of the 10 movies nominated for an Oscar, including Best Picture, Best Actor Denzel Washington, Best Cinematography Bruno Delbonnel, and Best Production Design Stefan Dechant.

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“We applaud the visionaries in front of and behind the camera who brought CODA and The Tragedy of Macbeth to life, powerful films that connect story with humanity and will resonate with audiences for generations to come,” Zack Van Amburg, head of worldwide video at Apple, said last month.

The 94th Annual Academy Awards take place March 27 in Los Angeles.

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