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Small Change

Released 1976
Distributor New World Pictures

François Truffaut followed up the tragic The Story of Adele H with this sunny comedy about childhood innocence and resiliency (to show just how resilient, one baby falls out a window and merely bounces harmlessly off the bushes below). Truffaut worked with a stripped down script to allow for more improvisation from his young cast. The rosy cinematography was by Pierre-William Glenn (Day for Night).

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.