Friday, August 10, 2012

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

With arresting insight, vulnerability, and a delightful sense of humor, Terence Nance’s explosively creative debut feature, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, documents the relationship between Nance and a lovely young woman as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic. Nance creates an exquisite tapestry of live action and various styles of animation to delve deeply into his own young male psyche as he sweats and stretches toward maturity. The result is an exciting and original film that announces the arrival of a bright new cinematic talent. - Shari Frilot
a Media MVMT film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty starring Terence Nance and Namik Minter Produced by James Bartlett, Andrew Corkin, and Terence Nance Associate Produced by Jocelyn Cooper, Matthew E. Bray, and Chanelle Pearson Directors of Photography Matthew E. Bray and Shawn Peters Assistant Editors Nelson Nance and Hannah J. Buck Written, Directed, and Edited by Terence Nance
   I went to a screening of this film last night at the Brooklyn Museum of art and I certainly do not regret going. This film seems complex for it is actually two films in one, but that's the beauty of it. What makes it confusing is exactly what makes it great. You can plainly see the hard work, dedication, and effort put into this film. The fact that it was based on real life experiences is refreshing, because most movies that are based on real life still have elements which lead to the constant realization "Oh yea, this is just a movie". Oversimplification was a peep into ones life, love life, and specific relationship. Though most of the film was scripted and acted, I'm pretty it stayed true to what happened during this time the director's life. What I like most was the animation. As you can see in the trailer many parts are animated to illustrate the the director's true feelings and perspective on the situation. I will be searching for another screening of this film and next time I'm bringing all my friends.

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