Keep the Change

Directed by Rachel Israel

Year: 2018
Running Time: 93
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Keep the Change

Cast
Brandon Polansky
Samantha Elisofon
Jessica Walter
Will Deaver
Nicky Gottlieb
Tibor Feldman

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Directed by Rachel Israel


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 casting actors with autism to play characters with autism, 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.

Note for theaters: DCPs of this film include Audio Description (AD) for the visually impaired and Open Captions (OC) for the hard of hearing. We encourage you to make use of these functions and to advertise their availability. AD provided by Michele Spitz, Woman of Her Word.

Reviews

“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.”



Awards

  • Best U.S. Narrative Feature – Tribeca Film Festival

  • Best New Narrative Director – Tribeca Film Festival

  • Special Mention, Nora Ephron Prize – Tribeca Film Festival

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
MVHC Summer Institute Vineyard Haven 1531627200July 15, 2018
Movies of Delray Delray Beach 1527220800May 25 - June 7, 2018
Movies of Lake Worth Lake Worth 1527220800May 25 - June 7, 2018
Corazon Cinema St Augustine 1526616000May 18 - May 24, 2018
Athena Cinema Athens 1526616000May 18 - May 24, 2018
Art House Cinema 502 Ogden 1526616000May 18 - May 24, 2018
Acme Screening Room Lambertville 1526184000May 13, 18, 26, 2018
Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton Boca Raton 1526011200May 11 - June 3, 2018
Tropic Cinema Key West 1526011200May 11 - May 17, 2018
Palace Theater - HI Hilo 1526011200May 11 - May 17, 2018
Film Streams Omaha 1526011200May 11 - May 17, 2018
Bryn Mawr Film Institute Bryn Mawr 1526011200May 11 - May 17, 2018
The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center Lincoln 1525406400May 4 - May 10, 2018
Living Room Theaters Portland 1525406400May 4 - June 6, 2018
Laemmle Monica Film Center Los Angeles 1524801600April 27 - May 3, 2018
Chelsea Theater Chapel Hill 1524801600April 27 - May 17, 2018
Dietrich Theatre Tunkhannock 1524801600April 27 + May 2, 2018
The Loft Cinema Tucson 1524196800April 20 - May 3, 2018
Laemmle Town Center 5 Encino 1524196800April 20 - May 3, 2018
Laemmle Royal Theatre Los Angeles 1524196800April 20 - April 26, 2018
The Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1524196800April 20 - April 23, 2018
Aperture Cinema Winston Salem 1523592000April 13 - April 19, 2018


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