The Cinema Guild announced today the acquisition of U.S. Home Video, Digital and Non-Theatrical distribution rights to Terence Nance's debut An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012), starring Alisa Becher, Jc Cain and Dexter Jones. A theatrical release is planned for early 2013, followed by a home video release.
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 Terence and a lovely young woman (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.
The film has attracted a host of co-executive and executive producers including: music mogul Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, writer and filmmaker Dream Hampton, visual artists Wangechi Mutu and Hank Willis Thomas, actors Wyatt Cenac and Joy Bryant, film producers Paul Bernon, Jason Weissman, and Jocelyn Cooper, as well as Natasha Logan and Juliet Gilliam.
Terence Nance is an artist born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He comes from a family of artists. Terence studied visual art and his practice includes installation, performance, music, and moving images. Terence makes music under the name Terence Etc. The music draws on influences like Stevie Wonder, Kronos Quartet, Dilla, Leadbelly, and Thelonius Monk. His first feature film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, is an IFP Narrative lab alumnus and premiered in the New Frontier section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The album of the same title will be released with the film in 2013. The film has garnered Terence recognition from Filmmaker magazine, where he was selected as one of the 25 new faces of independent film. Oversimplification... also won the 2012 Gotham Award for "Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You." Terence currently resides in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn – along with the rest of The Swarm and is currently developing his sophomore feature, The Lobbyist.
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty was written and directed by Terence Nance. The film was produced by James Bartlett, Andrew D Corkin, and Terence Nance. Chanelle Aponte Pearson and Cat Miles served as associate producers on the project. The film was shot by Matthew E. Bray and Shawn Peters.