An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty | a Film by Terence Nance
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty | A Film by Terence Nance

Have you ever wanted to see a film so badly that you were willing to take a road trip to another city for it?  That’s how I feel each and every time I watch the trailer for Terence Nance’s film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.

I’ll admit that I’m always a sucker for a good love story.  Who isn’t?  However, I think that the overall aesthetic of this film is ultimately what I’m going to fall in love with first.  By combining live-action with a wide array of animation styles, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty looks to tell a different kind of love story.  One that we aren’t used to or maybe have never seen before.  Sure the use of animation and live action has been done before.  However, I can’t recall it being used to tell one of our stories.  Visually, the trailer kind of has me blown away.  Check it out below!

As if that’s not enough, the film features original music by the one and only Flying Lotus.  Even the movie poster artwork is sick!  The final version of the poster was designed and created by Stephanie C. Matthews and the movie’s director Terence Nance.

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty Movie Poster by Stephanie C. Matthews
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty Movie Poster by Stephanie C. Matthews

I’ve been following the film for some time now through various social media outlets and keeping track of its efforts. I’m happy to report that after appearing at multiple film festivals, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty 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. I don’t know if or when it’ll head to my neck of the woods, so I’m thinking that a road trip is in order.

For more information on the film and to see when it will hit your city, be sure to visit:


2 thoughts on “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

  1. admin says:

    I hadn’t heard about this film until Valerie blogged about it. Planning a field trip to see it once it’s near my area too. Thanks for the co-sign.- devoya

  2. Mpenzi says:

    I”ve been following this movie as well. Saw it when if first came out and have loved it ever since. This IS a movie worth traveling to another town to see!

Comments are closed.