CODA shares music to the heart rather than music to the ears. In this inspiring and endearing movie, a young teen named Ruby Rossi is an outcast among her peers in Gloucester, Massachusetts. She lives with her deaf family and serves as a translator from the hearing world to the deaf world. With a battling responsibility to take care of her family, she struggles to pursue her dream of singing in front of the stage.
An Appreciation of Love and Life in Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides, Now”
If you have watched the movie CODA, you’ve probably recognized the song that actress Emilia Jones sang in sign language for her audition at Berklee College of Music. Her own rendition of “Both Sides, Now” brought many audiences to tears when they saw and listened to her voice, honoring the lyrics of Joni Mitchell who originally created the song. In our younger years, we often think about ourselves, but this song teaches us to appreciate the little things in life because nothing is permanent in this life.