Keep the Change

Keep the Change | Spring 2018

April 5th, 2018


Screening was followed by a conversation with writer and director Rachel Israel '13, producer Kurt Enger '07, and lead actors Samantha Elisofon and Brandon Polansky.

Moderated by Maureen A. Ryan, Film.


A New York City romantic comedy, Keep the Change is the unlikely love story of two people who meet in a support group. While David, an upper-class charmer, wants nothing to do with this world, Sarah fully embraces her individuality. When paired on an assignment to take a field trip over the Brooklyn Bridge, David is less than enthused. But what he doesn’t realize is that this quirky bundle of energy just might hold the key to his happiness.


Co-presented by Columbia University School of the Arts and Columbia School of Social Work.


From Thesis to Feature Film: A Conversation with Rachel Israel ’13 and Ramin Bahrani

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Review: In ‘Keep the Change,’ Two People With Autism Find Love

This is a landmark motion picture — a movie about people living with autism in which all of the characters who have autism are portrayed by nonprofessional performers who also have it. The problem with thirtysomething David (Brandon Polansky) is that he doesn’t think he has a condition of any kind.

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Event Time & Date

Date: Past Event
Location: The Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027
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