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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.

RadioWest divider.

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

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.