Press Coverage

"A" review from Newsday!

Newsday

“Neither overly sentimental nor insistently uplifting, "Monica & David”…proves unexpectedly engrossing.”

VARIETY
June 15, 2011

Das Leben der anderen

Saarbrücker Zeitung (Germany)
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May 19, 2011

Traverse City screening of MONICA & DAVID inspires sharing of local story

IPR Interlochen Public Radio (Michigan)

October 14, 2010

"'Monica & David' is more than a love story; it is a reverential, nuanced movie that shows that people with developmental disabilities want the same things everyone wants out of life."

The Boston Herald

October 14, 2010

"What a lovely documentary...gracefully presents the world of people with Down syndrome at a crossroads."

The Boston Globe

October 14, 2010

Ali, Maria Elena, Monica & David on "All Things Considered"

NPR, "All Things Considered"

October 13, 2010

"Miami is definitely a challenge for a filmmaker because there is such little support and no leadership...but there

The Miami New Times

October 13, 2010

"I think we tend to infantilize...and think that they are not capable of real emotion. But that's not true." Emily Kingsley

ABC.com

October 13, 2010

"A" review from Newsday!

Newsday
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October 13, 2010

Rosie O

Rosie Radio, Sirius XM Radio (live interview)

October 12, 2010

Small Screen, Top 5

indieWIRE

October 11, 2010

What to Watch This Month

Latina Magazine
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October 11, 2010

"It's ultimately about love and humanity more than disability."

The Denver Post

October 11, 2010

"It's a moving affair, a film that can inspire tears of joy in the first five minutes."

The Washington Post

October 10, 2010

Hot List

Harper’s Bazaar

October 10, 2010

"Monica & David is one of the greatest love stories of all time," says Anthony Kennedy Shriver

The Miami Herald

October 9, 2010

"Miami's own Alexandra Codina, a Cuban-American and Monica's cousin, directed and produced this film"

Ocean Drive Magazine
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October 8, 2010

"a movie full of everyday dramas we can all relate to, but a lot of extraordinary ones, too—with lots of romance, laughter and (yes!) love along the way."

Very Short List (The NY Observer)

October 8, 2010

New York Times pick in "The Week Ahead"

The New York Times

October 7, 2010

Featured by P. Diddy as an inspiration of LOVE!

Diddy Blog

October 7, 2010

"It’s a refreshing and rare story for television."

Newsweek

October 6, 2010

"A sensitive portrayal of the joys and challenges all newlyweds face."

‘Monica & David’ - A different look at marriage

October 5, 2010

“True love knows no boundary. No one knows that better then this man and this woman….a journey that re-defines disability”

WPGL Local 10

October 5, 2010

Monica and David Find Love but Still Seek Employment

SHRM

September 22, 2010

HBO and Comcast to Host Premiere of MONICA & DAVID, in Partnership with Best Buddies”

New York Times.com

June 24, 2010

Local couple in Rockville, Maryland, relate to Monica and David

The Gazette

May 5, 2010

“Neither overly sentimental nor insistently uplifting, "Monica & David”…proves unexpectedly engrossing.”

VARIETY

May 1, 2010

“Everything about this documentary shouts ‘winner’”

The Huffington Post

April 30, 2010

"I would just like for people to relate to and see themselves in Monica and David."

Disability Scoop

April 30, 2010

Tribeca award for Down’s syndrome documentary

BBC News

April 29, 2010

“Prepare to give up any preconceived notions you might have about what constitutes a handicap”.

The Toronto Sun
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April 15, 2010

“De Niro is impressed in particular with…Monica and David by Alexandra Codina”

New York Magazine

April 12, 2010

“That inability to easily define Monica and David allows people to shut them out.”

Indiewire.com

March 10, 2010

“Honors went to Alexandra Codina's Down syndrome study "Monica & David" for best doc”

The Hollywood Reporter

March 10, 2010

MONICA & DAVID is featured in full-page ad by Bloomberg and Tribeca All Access.

Business Week Magazine
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November 27, 2009

Hartveroverende liefde met

De Telegraph
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November 26, 2009

“Debut director Ali Codina, whose heartwarming Monica and David competes in IDFA’s Competition for First Appearance, had no classical film training.”

IDFA Webzine

October 10, 2009

Complot Magazine

Complot Magazine
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September 26, 2009

IDFA, het festival van de gevoelige snaar (Dutch)

Het Parool

January 15, 2009

10 Filmmakers to Watch In 2009

The Independent Magazine

November 18, 2008

“Very few people seemed to understand the level of their commitment.”

Bowdoin Magazine

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