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Dina Buno is an outspoken, eccentric, and independent woman on the autism spectrum. A new documentary film captures the endearing cadences and candid conversations of her topsy-turvy romantic relationship and passionate pursuit of real intimacy.

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Wednesday, we’re talking about a new film that bridges the divide between documentary and romantic comedy. It’s the real-life story of Dina Buno, an outspoken and eccentric woman in suburban Philadelphia. She and her fiancé Scott are on the autism spectrum, and they hit a snag when they decide to move in together. Scott has trouble with physical intimacy, while Dina is eager to express her sexuality. Really, the film is about one extraordinary woman and the challenges she’s faced head-on.


  • Antonio Santini co-directed the documentary film Dina alongside Dan Sickles. It premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize.
  • Dina Buno is the star of the eponymous film.

On Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m., the Utah Film Center is screening Dina for free at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City. Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles, and Dina Buno will be there for a Q&A immediately after the film. MORE DETAILS