When David is forced to attend an autism support group, he wants nothing to do with the other members. That is, until he meets Sarah, who radiates optimism and confidence. The leads in this warm romantic comedy are played by autistic amateur actors, who bring a spontaneity that is both authentic and endearing. Embracing an unrepresented community with great humor and warmth, the film shows rather than tells, that being different doesn’t mean you aren’t like everyone else. Manhattan camerawork and an upbeat score add to the genre in way that is familiar, yet entirely new.
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“an ode to self-discovery and acceptance that’s as funny as it is sweet.” Variety Review
“a rom-com with a fresh perspective” IndieWire
“groundbreaking in its own low-key, charmingly naturalist way” LA Times
Romantic Comedy / Dir:Rachel Israel / Starring Jessica Walter, Brandon Polansky, Samantha Elisofon / USA / 2017 / 94 min
Best Narrative Feature and Best New Narrative Director Tribeca Film Festival; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival; Washington Jewish Film Festival
USM - Talbot Lecture Hall/Luther Bonney Hall
85 Bedford Street,
Sunday, March 11, 6:00pm
Comedy, Romantic Comedy