Rachel Israel's feature debut Keep the Change, which was fiscally sponsored by NYWIFT, and produced by NYWIFT board member Anne Hubbell, was awarded Best Narrative Feature and Best New Narrative Director at this years Tribeca Film Festival.
Keep the Change is the story of David, an upper-class charmer, who leads a very comfortable life until he is mandated to attend a support group for adults with disabilities. There, he is forced to come to terms with his own high-functioning autism, despite his resentment towards being singled out as different, or anything other than what he interprets as ‘normal.’
In group, David is paired with Sarah – a quirky and outgoing woman whose optimism initially irks David - and the two take a trip together to the Brooklyn Bridge. Despite their contrasting personalities, they forge a bond. As their relationship deepens, Sarah, confident in herself and her individuality, challenges David to embrace his own uniqueness.
An endearing and naturalistic romantic comedy about people navigating the difficulties of a relationship, Keep the Change details an underrepresented community with authenticity, optimism and humor.
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Last updated: May. 5, 2017