Autism Awareness Month Event
Film & Reception: Keep the Change
Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation’s Adapted Recreation and Inclusion Program and the Autism Society of North Carolina Orange/Chatham Chapter invite you to a free showing of the film Keep the Change, written and directed by Rachel Israel. Join us for a discussion and reception after the viewing.
Keep the Change is a unique narrative feature film cast with non-professional actors with autism, all of whom are members of the Adaptations Group at the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan. A New York City romantic comedy, Keep the Change is the unlikely love story of two people who meet in a support group. This film is attempting to portray adults with autism in an honest way, as characters with autism are commonly marginalized and romanticized. The ambition is to tell a love story that transcends the subject of disability and speaks to the universal need for human connection, and in the process to show how actors with autism can deliver compelling performances that are relatable to a wide audience.
This event is presented by the local ASNC chapter and funded in part from donations made to both the state organization and the chapter. Donations will be accepted and will go to Autism Society of NC’s Orange & Chatham chapter and Town of Chapel Hill Inclusive Playground fund.
Please note: No child care will be available at this event.