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CODA | At the Movies


"CODA" is an acronym for Children of Deaf Adults. In the film, a housewife (Marlee Matlin, a deaf actor, Oscar winner - "Children of a Lesser God") and her fisherman husband (Troy Kotsur, a deaf actor) launch a new retail seafood business. But the plans of their hearing daughter (Emilia Jones), who is her parents’ ASL interpreter, to attend the Berklee School of Music may be dashed. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the music drama.

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(Original air-date: 10/4/21)

Paul Willistein is Editor of the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section, a position he has held for 10 years. He has received more than one dozen Keystone state journalism awards and an Allentown Arts Commission Arts Ovation Award. He reviews movies and theater and writes features stories about arts and entertainment, news stories about municipal and school topics and takes photographs for Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.
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