Terence Nance’s “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty” is probably one of the most interesting indie films I’ve heard of. Why? Because Jay-Z, Dream Hampton and Wyatt Cenac act as executive producers. What an eclectic crew, right? Even though this isn’t Jay-Z’s first time acting as an executive producer on a film, I’m willing to bet that this film will get a bit of a higher profile because people might see it as the appetizer to Jay-Z’s producing stint for the upcoming “Annie” remake.
Nance’s film has been called “visually arresting” and uses a myriad of storytelling techniques to illustrate the thoughts that go through a person’s mind when feelings for a woman run rampant:
“Executive producers Jay-Z, Dream Hampton, and Wyatt Cenac present Terence Nance’s explosively creative debut feature, AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY. With arresting insight, vulnerability, and a delightful sense of humor, the film documents the relationship between Terence (Nance) and a lovely young woman (Namik Minter) as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic.
Utilizing a tapestry of live action and multiple styles of animation, the film blurs the line between narrative, documentary, and experimental film as it explores the fantasies, emotions, and memories that race through Terence’s mind as he examines and re-examines a singular moment in time.”
The film, which is not only directed by Nance, but written, produced, scored and edited by Nance as well, will open in New York on April 26 and Los Angeles at Downtown Independent May 17; a national release will follow. You can learn more about the film at its official site.