A new film by a brand new person on the movie scene is going to have its big debut at the Sundance Film Festival.

“An Oversimplification of Her Beauty,” part of the “New Frontiers” category at Sundance, will have its press screening Sunday, January 22. The film is written and directed by Terence Nance; this is his first feature film.

The exact dates and times for the showings are:

Saturday, January 21, 9:00 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, Park City

Sunday, January 22, 4:30 p.m. Holiday 4, Park City

Monday, January 23, 3:00 p.m., Yarrow Hotel Theatre, Park City

Tuesday, January 24, 9:00 p.m., Salt Lake City Library, SLC

Saturday, January 28, 2:30 p.m., Holiday Village Cinema 1, Park City

The official synopsis of the film is:

“You’ve just arrived home after a bad day. You’re broke and lonely, even though you live in the biggest and busiest city in America. You do, however, have one cause for mild optimism: you seem to have captured the attention of an intriguing young lady. You’ve rushed home to clean your apartment before she comes over. In your haste, you see that you’ve missed a call. There’s a voice mail; she tells you that she won’t be seeing you tonight.

With arresting insight, vulnerability, and a delightful sense of humor, Terence Nance‚Äôs explosively creative debut feature, ‘An Oversimplification of Her Beauty,’ documents the relationship between Terence and a lovely young woman 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.

‘An Oversimplification of Her Beauty’ is written and directed by Terence Nance and stars Namik Minter, Terence Nance, and Chanelle Pearson. The film is produced by Andrew Corkin, James Bartlett, and Terence Nance. Executive Producer is Media MVMT, co-executive producers are Jocelyn Cooper, Dream Hampton, Hank Willis Thomas, and Natasha Logan. Associate producers are Chanelle Pearson, Matthew Bray, and MoCADA. Shawn Peters and Matthew Bray are the Cinematographers and original music is by Terence Nance.”

You can learn more about the film at its official site and Nance’s Facebook page.

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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