KEEP THE CHANGE - ReelAbilities Film Festival

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Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 3 Sun, Mar 11, 2018 1:00 PM


Sunday, March 11
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1pm - Film

3pm - Reception & Discussion with ELIJA

The ELIJA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization serving parents, educators, professionals, and caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) on Long Island, New York. The ELIJA Foundation is committed to offering the most comprehensive information that is geared toward improving the lives of persons with Autism and their families.


The ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest festival of its kind promoting awareness and inclusion through the stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities.

In this delightful and funny romantic comedy, a charmer struggling to hide his high-functioning autism has his self-image challenged when he falls in love with a vivacious but sheltered young woman.

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. (USA, 2017, 93 min., NR, English| Dir. Rachel Israel)