BSAF 2018: ReelAbilities Boston Film Festival, Day Five

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! As we told you a couple weeks back, spring is the busiest season for film festivals in Metro Boston. But this year is especially crazy, because FIVE of the festivals are running all or part of their programming on the SAME WEEKEND! So you have a ton of choices to make. And now all of them are open and running with three more starting today.

So…lets get started kiddies! Boston Springs A Fethival 2018 is officially underway, and we’ll have info for all the various festivals and their schedules every day, so be sure to keep your browser turned to for all the latest info!

ReelAbilities Boston showcases those with disabilities and the way people overcome them. It’s a unique film festival concept that has been happening in New York since 2007, and beginning with Cincinnati in 2012, has now spread to a national network of local festivals.

Day Five is here, and it brings one of the most loved films at last year’s Boston Jewish Film Festival (a long time co-sponsor of ReelAbilties Boston) back for an encore performance…Keep The Change!

A rom-com set in a world where no character is typical. David is obsessed with being perceived as “normal”—thanks in part to his parents (Tibor Feldman, The Sopranos, and Jessica Walter, Arrested Development). When David is forced to attend an autism support group, he meets Sarah, who exudes positivity and confidence. But when Sarah goes home to meet David’s family, their romance is challenged. Keep the Change’s cast includes actors on the autism spectrum.

There will be a discussion following the screening with actress Samantha Elisofon; Caitlin McInerney, Program Director of Adaptations; and Alex LoPinto, Adaptations and HaDereckh Coordinator, JCC Manhattan Center for Special Needs. Co-presented with Boston Jewish Film Festival, JCC Greater Boston, Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, Yachad, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, and Jewish Vocational Services.

The film is screening at the Jewish Community Center’s Riemer-Goldstein Theater in Newton; admission is free but as always, you must register, which you can do here!

For full information on this years’ films and festivities, visit the ReelAbilities Boston website at!

ReelAbilities Boston will be back tomorrow with more great films and discussions. Check back for all the latest info tomorrow morning! And don’t forget – in May, eCB will debut it’s 2018 Boston Springs A Fethival SuperGuide, with info on all the festivals and the films therein – don’t forget to check back with eCB to pick up your download in early May! And eCB’s sister podcast Subject:CINEMA will be devoting segments to the entire BSAF season all throughout May – be sure to check it out at!