about the f/ilm
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. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah’s romantic past, David’s judgmental mother, and their own pre-conceptions of what love is supposed to look like.
about the e/vent
In April, Producer Summer Shelton visited a/perture cinema on the opening weekend for her film Keep The Change, kicking off multiple screenings followed by Q&A’s. During the 2018 Spirit Awards, Summer was awarded the Piaget Producers award for the film. We were so glad to have her speak along with our other guests from iCan House.
Later in the week one of our final screenings was followed by a Q&A with two couples Tiffany and Jay, Amber and Jay, and Kim Shufran from iCan House. iCan House is a nonprofit organization registered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The iCan House educates, supports, and enhances the lives of those with social challenges and their families. They do so by teaching social and life skills using their own unique, interactive and engaging curriculum.
Pictured to the left are (from left to right) Tiffany, Jay (former aperture employee), Jay, Amber and Kim.
the q&a about the f/ilm
Kim: [to Amber] Do you want to start?
Amber: It wasn’t easy to watch, but I found their characters very charming.
Kim: Are there things that you could relate to?
Amber: I probably related more to him [David] than to her [Sarah]…She kind of seemed like a ray of sunshine.
Kim: Yeah! She was a ray of sunshine wasn’t she. So, so what part of David did you relate to?
Amber: Oh! yeah, he’s a little bit cynical and I suppose I fight with that.
Kim: haha. I get it. I get it. What about you Jay?
Jay: I think the problems that they had in the unawareness of the problems, in itself, is like what I deal with sometimes… I know that there is a bigger world out there, but I don’t see it and, um, having it showed… the problems it causes and seeing that he [David] is trying to deal with what he can understand and he’s not even realizing that he’s having problems, but when you see someone [Sarah] that has those similar difficulties, but maybe a little different… he [David] catches on to some things that he doesn’t realize he’s doing himself.
Kim: Dealing with.
Jay: Right, and so you know, it’s sort of that mirror effect and he’s [David] being introspective and… she’s that mirror [Sarah].
Learn More about iCan House here: http://www.icanhouse.org
Photography & Post by Kristen M. Bryant