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An Oversimplification of Her Beauty: presented by TUGG

September 23, 2013

USA | 2013 | 93 Minutes | Terence Nance

Terence Nance’s explosively creative debut feature uses live action and animation to capture a singular moment in time.

Mon, Sep 23 | 7:30 PM | Uptown
Tickets $10 | Advance tickets only available through TUGG
Walk-up tickets for sale at box office 30 minutes before showtime.
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With arresting insight, vulnerability, and a delightful sense of humor, director Terence Nance documents the relationship between himself and a young woman as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic. Utilizing a tapestry of cinematic styles, Nance explores the fantasies, emotions, and memories that race through his mind.

Stranger Suggests! "The hypnotic rhythm of the off-camera commentary, the editing, and the photography become more and more musical as the plot progresses deeper into the soul of the main character...Oversimplification may be the first feature film that successfully expresses a cinematic black aesthetic. Watch it and you will see what I mean." - Charles Mudede, The Stranger

NYT Crtics’ Pick! "A dense, organic, dazzling and funny tapestry … Nance turns his thought into a performance of vulnerability that’s all too relatable in its indulgences. It has heart without becoming cloying … A definitive mixtape that memorializes, and not so sneakily celebrates, the sweet angst of a certain kind of romantic limbo." —Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times 

Director: Terence Nance
Principal Cast: Terence Nance, Namik Minter
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 93 Minutes
Website: TUGG Event Page