Dina is a heartwarming, uplifting and enlightening film about Dina Buno’s life with autism.

For this special screening, the kind folks at Electric Palace cinema in Hastings Old Town are offering for free 3 pairs of tickets for carers to attend the screening alongside the person they care for. Interested?

Email Hannah at Care for the Carers. 

We will give priority to carers who have not attended any activities with us before.

About the film Dina:
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.

'The Mask' short film about autism

Before Dina will be a screening of 'The Mask' with Esther Springett from Project Art Works. The Mask is an award-winning short film about autism and identity featuring 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 (hint, Al Murray fans might enjoy this!). 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.

Please note the cinema is not accessible for wheelchairs.