Following the film will be a panel discussion featuring: Denise Gehringer, Program Coordinator for Ollie Webb Center, Inc.; Angela Ligtenberg, Area Director for Integrated Life Choices; and Amanda Zangrillo, PsYD, BCBA-D Director of Autism Diagnostic Clinics from the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute's Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Mary McHale, Board President of the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities, will moderate.
Dina, an outspoken and eccentric 49-year-old in suburban Philadelphia, invites her fiancé Scott, a Walmart door greeter, to move in with her. Having grown up neurologically diverse in a world blind to the value of their experience, the two are head-over-heels for one another, but shacking up poses a new challenge.
Filmmakers Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini construct seamless vérité scenes that lovingly frame Dina and Scott's vulnerable, yet matter-of-fact romance. Whether at the local nail salon, the warm beaches of Ocean City, Dina's racy bachelorette party, or on honeymoon in the Poconos, Dina captures the cadences and candid conversations of a relationship that reexamines the notion of love on-screen. — The Orchard