Keep the Change
Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 PM
Rave Cinemas, West Springfield
Two adults with autism strike up an unlikely and transformative relationship in this heartfelt and wonderfully surprising reinvention of the New York romantic comedy. David, a high-functioning, upper-class charmer must attend a support group for people on the spectrum, where he falls for vivacious Sarah. Despite contrasting personalities, they start an endearing romance, exploring Manhattan, breaking down barriers, and dealing with their disabilities, as Sarah’s happy-go-lucky spirit overrides David’s negativity. Showcasing naturally spontaneous performances by actors with autism, writer-director Rachel Israel’s inclusive and fresh debut is a unique and universal love story full of vibrant characters under-represented in cinema.
Winner, Best American Narrative Feature and Best New Narrative Director at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
Light dinner reception from 6:00-7:00 PM, with catering by Holyoke Hummus Company. Introduction by Deborah Fein, Professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut.
Presented as part of the Alissa and Steven Korn Kehillah (Community) Series
Drama | 2017 | 94 minutes
USA | English
Directed by Rachel Israel