Thu, Jul 5
Presented as part of the The White Mountain Jewish Film Festival. All are welcome.
6 PM: Patio Reception, 6:30 PM: Speaker, 7 PM: Film
GUEST SPEAKERS: Samantha Elisophon, co-star, and her mother, Marguerite Elisophon, author of My Picture Perfect Family: What Happens When One Twin Has Autism.
Director: Rachel Israel; Writer: Rachel Israel; Stars: Brandon Polansky, Samantha Elisophon, and Jessica Walter; R (some sexuality); English; 1 hr. 35 min.
Two young adults with autism strike up an unlikely and transformative relationship, in KEEP THE CHANGE, a heartfelt, humorous and wonderfully surprising reinvention of the New York romantic comedy. 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. A winning entry at many film festivals, including Best U.S. Narrative Feature and Best New Narrative Director prizes at the Tribeca Film Festival. “It’s an ode to self-discovery and acceptance that’s as funny as it is sweet.” —Variety