One of the year’s singular cinematic experiences and indie film sensations hit theaters this weekend when Terence Nance makes his feature directorial debut with An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.
Nance’s film tells the story of a quixotic artist who hypothesizes about why he feels bad when a mystery girl stands him up. The event prompts him to ask: what’s the content of a momentary feeling? Is it the sum of your experiences? And perhaps more importantly, are your experiences the sum of you?
The film mixes live-action with a wide array of animation styles to explore “the fantasies, emotions, and memories that race through Terence’s mind as he examines and re-examines a singular moment in time.”
Executive produced by Jay-Z, Dream Hampton and Wyatt Cenac, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty present Nance’s explosively creative debut feature using arresting insight, vulnerability, and a delightful sense of humor. After a healthy festival run, Oversimplification was recently picked up for distribution by Variance Films, which will open the film in New York on April 26, and expand to other cities on May 17.