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Deaf-family story ‘CODA’ and concert film ‘Summer of Soul’ are multiple award winners at Sundance

Feb 03, 2021 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Movies about music — one in which a hearing daughter of deaf parents discovers her singing voice, the other a celebration of an unjustly forgotten concert event — were the big winners at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival’s awards ceremony Tuesday night.

“CODA,” director Siân Heder’s warm-hearted tale of a Massachusetts fishing family whose daughter (Emilia Jones) is her deaf family’s translator, won four awards — a record for a Sundance film. It won both the Grand Jury Prize...