Dina Buno, Scott Levin
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance January 2017, Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini’s documentary follows Dina, an outspoken and eccentric 49-year-old in suburban Philadelphia, and her fiancé Scott, a Walmart door greeter, as they move in together.
Having grown up neurologically diverse in a world blind to the value of their experience, the two are deeply in love but find that co-habitation presents new challenges – especially that Scott finds physical intimacy difficult while Dina wants nothing more than to express her love and to share all she’s learned about sex from books, TV (she’s a Kardashians fanatic) and her previous marriage. Her increasingly creative attempts to draw Scott close expose their deepest anxieties and insecurities as they struggle to reconcile their different approaches to love and romance.
Whether at the local nail salon, on the beaches of Ocean City or on honeymoon in the Poconos, Sickles and Santini’s empathetic documentary recalls Grey Gardens, its seamless vérité footage framing Dina and Scott’s relationship with humour and tenderness, revealing it as an extraordinary, yet very ordinary love story.