Join us for a post-screening discussion with Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, including Mike Helms, Vice President of Adult Education & Outreach, Mike’s daughter Kami Helms (CODA), and former board chair Jason Ross (CODA). Nancy Denning-Martin, President & CEO, will moderate. ASL interpreting will be provided. Masks are required.
About the film: 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.