Includes Short film screening 'The Mask' with Project Art Works
Heartwarming, uplifting and enlightening film about Dina Buno’s life with autism.
Director: Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles
Cast includes: Dina Buno and Scott Levin
Introduction from Project Art Works
101 Mins/ 2017 / USA
Grand Jury winner at Sundance 2017, this real-life romantic comedy follows Dina Buno and Scott Levin, both on the autistic spectrum, as they prepare for their upcoming wedding. Living in a suburb of Philadelphia, they negotiate the usual bumps in a nascent romance — moving in together, occasional black moods and attendant misunderstandings.
Throughout, Sickles and Santini find beauty, tenderness and wry humour in the banal — the work of Miranda July springs to mind — and have created an uplifting celebration of human connection — not just in a romantic sense, but in terms of the friends and family who don’t just tolerate but love us at our most frustrating and flawed.
Before Dina we'll be screening 'The Mask' with a speaker from Project Art Works. The Mask is an award-winning short film about autism and identity featuring local writer and director, Sharif Persaud. As he journeys along a coastal footpath, Sharif describes what it means to have autism while all the time wearing his favourite celebrity mask - comedian, Al Murray. He finally arrives at his destination where he comes face to face with his alter-ego.
About Project Art Works
Based in Hastings, Project Art Works aspires to excellence in contemporary visual art and is uniquely positioned to bridge the social care and cultural sectors in ways that promote sustainable relationships and bring people with complex needs into the heart of social and cultural life.
Special offer for local carers:
We're supporting local East Sussex charity Care for the Carers by offering 3 pairs of tickets for unpaid carers and the people they care for to attend this screening for free. To apply for tickets, please email Hannah Taylor at Care for the Carers or call her on 01323 738390.