Keep the Change

Keep the Change

DVD - 2018 | Widescreen version
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When aspiring filmmaker David 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, sparks fly and his convictions are tested. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah's romantic past, David's judgmental mother, and their own preconceptions of what love is supposed to look like.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2018]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD K COMEDY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1


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Samantha Elisofan (Sarah) was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. She sings with perfect pitch, graduated cum laude from Pace university, and performs with inclusive theater companies. Her mother, Marguerite Elisofan, wrote a memoir about raising twins when one has autism. Keep the Change costar,... Read More »

This funny, sweet, and unique movie pulled me right in. David and Sarah, both played by nonprofessional actors, meet in a support group for adults with disabilities. David is tightly-wound and given to inappropriate jokes. Sarah is effervescent and unabashed, and challenges David in ways he's alw... Read More »

Writer/director Rachel Israel, while developing this feature debut, took inspiration from her longtime friend, Brandon Polansky. She used non-professional actors, including Polansky cast as the lead character David, to play versions of themselves. In the story, David, ordered by the court to atte... Read More »

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Feb 17, 2020

Offers an absorbing glimpse into the lives of two adults with autism as they learn to connect with each other and support each other. Special credit to the director for casting actors with autism in the lead roles! #ownvoices

Jan 05, 2020

Warning: main character makes quite a few bigoted jokes (about homeless people, other groups), although he is called out on it several times...

I wish movies in general showed a more real diversity of real people in their characters like this film! All local community theater/drama groups should get a chance to do a performance based on or inspired by themselves...I'd watch!

Main character had a lot of growth but still had a long way to go, I wish he'd said outright "I'm sorry"...


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