New Directors/New Films 2012

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

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An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
Terence Nance, 2011
USA | 95min minutes

Director in person for Q&A at both screenings!

Visual artist and musician Terence Nance makes a remarkable leap into the world of feature filmmaking with this wry and inventive lament of romantic longing. After attracting the attention of an intriguing young woman, Nance rushes home to make sure his pad is decent enough for her promised visit. But voice mail tells a different story: she won’t be able to make it tonight. Like many artists from other media turned directors, Nance gleefully ignores standard filmmaking practices, always choosing expressiveness over “correct” form. Live-action sequences and direct-to-the-camera interviews are accented by a variety of animation styles as Nance analyzes his amorous history and his current circumstances. With great humor and remarkable frankness, Nance has created an affecting meditation on love in the new millennium.

Series: New Directors/New Films 2012

Venue: FSLC/MoMA

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