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.
Winner of Best New Narrative Director and Best U.S. Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival.
“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.” – Michael Nordine, Indiewire