The trailer for An Oversimplification of Her Beauty - Terence Nance’s debut film premiered this year at Sundance, the San Francisco International Film Festival and The International Film Festival Rotterdam (Just to name a few). Happy to see his first film as I remember Terence from a mutual exhibit of our work at Harvard about 6 or 7 years ago. You can check this interview with Terence and film co-star Namik Minter before the screening at Sundance. Congratulations!
The Synopsis: “You’ve just arrived home after a bad day. You’re broke and lonely, even though you live in the biggest and busiest city in America. You do, however, have one cause for mild optimism: you seem to have captured the attention of an intriguing young lady. You’ve rushed home to clean your apartment before she comes over. In your haste, you see that you’ve missed a call. There’s a voice mail; she tells you that she won’t be seeing you tonight. The film documents the relationship between Terence and (Namik Minter) as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic. Utilizing a tapestry of live action and various styles of animation, Terence explores the fantasies, emotions, and memories that race through his mind during a singular moment in time.” Nance says, “The movie is goddess worship in a certain way. It is a celebration of the women in my life and how they have shaped me. It is how they have shaped the women in my future, the women that will be in my life. I think that is important in your emotional development as a male.”