Keep the Change
Directed by Rachel Israel
Keep the Change
When aspiring filmmaker David (Brandon Polansky) is mandated by a judge to attend a social program at the Jewish Community Center, he is sure of one thing: he doesn’t belong there. But when he’s assigned to visit the Brooklyn Bridge with the vivacious Sarah (Samantha Elisofon), sparks fly and his convictions are tested. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah’s romantic past, David’s judgmental mother (Jessica Walter), and their own pre-conceptions of what love is supposed to look like. Under the guise of an off-kilter New York romantic comedy, Keep the Change does something quite radical in offering a refreshingly honest portrait of a community seldom depicted on the big screen. Rarely has a romcom felt so deep and poignant. Thoroughly charming and quite funny, the film's warmth and candor brings growth and transformation to the characters, and ultimately, to us.
“A tart and touching love story.”
“Positions itself to join the pantheon of New York rom-coms. Refreshingly uncynical. We’ve seen the Brooklyn Bridge up there on the big screen plenty of times, but rarely have we seen it crossed by characters quite like these.”
“Charming, romantic. An ode to self-discovery and acceptance that’s as funny as it is sweet.”
"An intricate love story, featuring people we rarely get to see on the big screen.”
“Keep the Change does something unusual, casting actors on the autism spectrum to play autistic roles. It’s sweet and honest, funny and poignant. The story is intensely personal and wholly universal.”
Best U.S. Narrative Feature – Tribeca Film Festival
Best New Narrative Director – Tribeca Film Festival
Special Mention, Nora Ephron Prize – Tribeca Film Festival
|MVHC Summer Institute||Vineyard Haven||MA||1531627200July 15, 2018|
|Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival||Springfield||MA||1522123200March 27, 2018|
|Laemmle Town Center 5||Encino||CA||1521777600March 23 - March 29, 2018|
|Laemmle Royal Theatre||Los Angeles||CA||1521777600March 23 - March 29, 2018|
|Roxie Theater||San Francisco||CA||1521777600March 23 - March 29, 2018|
|Music Box Theatre||Chicago||IL||1521777600March 23 - March 29, 2018|
|New Jersey Jewish Film Festival||West Orange||NJ||1521518400March 20, 2018|
|Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival||Palm Springs||CA||1521345600March 18, 2018|
|Jewish Federation of New Hampshire||Manchester||NH||1521345600March 18, 2018|
|Katz JCC||Cherry Hill||NJ||1521345600March 18, 2018|
|Houston Jewish Film Festival||Houston||TX||1521345600March 18, 2018|
|Quad Cinema||New York||NY||1521172800March 16 - March 22, 2018|
|Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival||Boca Raton||FL||1521086400March 15, 2018|
|Seattle Jewish Film Festival||Mercer Island||WA||1520744400March 11, 2018|
|Maine Jewish Film Festival||Portland||ME||1520658000March 10, 2018|
|Hartford Jewish Film Festival||Hartford||CT||1520485200March 8, 2018|
|Boulder Jewish Film Festival||Boulder||CO||1520398800March 7, 2018|
|Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival||Tampa||FL||1519880400March 1, 2018|
|Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival||West Palm Beach||FL||1518930000February 18, 2018|
|Charlotte Jewish Film Festival||Charlotte||NC||1518930000February 18, 2018|
|San Diego Jewish Film Festival||San Diego||CA||1517979600February 7, 2018|
|Louisville Jewish Film Festival||Louisville||KY||1517461200February 1, 2018|
|South Bay Film Society||Torrance||CA||1516770000January 24, 2018|
|Atlanta Jewish Film Festival||Atlanta||GA||1516770000January 24, 2018|
|Princeton JCC||Princeton||NJ||1516770000January 24, 2018|
|Virginia Festival of Jewish Film||Virginia Beach||VA||1516770000January 24, 2018|
|Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival||West Palm Beach||FL||1516424400January 20 - January 26, 2018|
|Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival||Scottsdale||AZ||1516338000January 19, 2018|
|Miami Jewish Film Festival||Miami||FL||1515646800January 11, 2018|
|Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival||Baton Rouge||LA||1515646800January 11, 2018|
|Washington Jewish Film Festival||Washington||DC||1512968400December 11, 2017|
|Asperger / Autism Network (AANE)||Watertown||MA||1512104400December 1, 2017|
|Boston Jewish Film Festival||Boston||MA||1511154000November 20, 2017|
|Columbus Jewish Film Festival||Columbus||OH||1511154000November 20, 2017|
|Calgary Jewish Film Festival||Calgary||AB||1511067600November 19, 2017|
|Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival||Philadelphia||PA||1510722000November 15, 2017|
|Gold Coast International Film Festival||Great Neck||NY||1510030800November 7 - November 12, 2017|
|Rutgers Jewish Film Festival||New Brunswick||NJ||1509854400November 5, 2017|
|Vancouver Jewish Film Festival||Vancouver||British Columbia||1509595200November 2, 2017|
|Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival||Cupertino||CA||1508990400October 26 - November 5, 2017|
|Suffolk Y JCC||Commack||NY||1508644800October 22, 2017|
|ArtYard||Frenchtown||NJ||1508385600October 19, 2017|
|Valorem Film Festival||Wilmington||NC||1507262400October 6, 2017 - January 7, 2018|
|San Francisco Jewish Film Festival||San Francisco||CA||1500523200July 20, 2017|
|Tribeca Film Festival||New York||NY||1492660800April 20 - April 25, 2017|
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