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Screening: Keep the Change (NYC)

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On Tuesday, April 9, join the Pace Community and OASIS alumna Samantha Elisofon '14 for a special screening of Keep the Change, a film written for and starring actors on the autism spectrum.

When aspiring filmmaker David 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, sparks fly and his convictions are tested.

Join the Pace Community for a special screening of Keep the Change, starring Pace University and OASIS program alumna Samantha Elisofon ’14. The film’s writer and director, Rachel Israel, will also be in attendance:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Student Center
NYC Campus

Elisofon, who was diagnosed with autism as a toddler, has been making a name for herself in the entertainment industry, most recently with her portrayal of Sarah in Rachel Israel’s Keep the Change. The film is a New York City rom-com that offers a refreshingly honest portrayal of people with autism, written for and starring actors on the autism spectrum. The film, which premiered in February 2018, won best US narrative feature and best director at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival and earned Elisofon a nomination for best actress. Part of numerous festivals around the world, Keep the Change won the FIPRESCI prize (an international film critic’s award), along with special jury mention at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic, and was bought by an Israeli distributor. The film has received praise from critics, including The New York Times, Variety, The Los Angeles Times, and IndieWire, which called Elisofon a “standout.”

 

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