Move to Include presents "Dina"

Move to Include presents "Dina"

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join WXXI and the Golisano Foundation for a special presentation of Dina, a love story about a couple who are differently abled.

As part of its Move to Include initiative, WXXI and the Golisano Foundation host a FREE screening of Dina, a film by Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini. Join us on Tuesday, November 14 at 7p.m. at the Little Theatre for this special screening. 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. The filmmakers 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.

Move to Include is a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to build a more inclusive community by inspiring and motivating people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community. Move to Include is an extension of WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies week-long initiative, Dialogue on Disability, which is an annual week-long programming initiative that encourages community dialogue about the lives and abilities of people with disabilities. To learn more about this initiative, click here.

This film is also part of The Little's One Take: Stories through the Lens series hosted by Linda Moroney. The series presents a unique mix of documentaries—ranging from film festival favorites to unheralded gems—followed by talkback discussions. One Take is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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