Variance Films will release Terence Nance’s award-winning debut, AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY in US and Canadian theaters beginning April 12th, 2013. Cinema Guild will then release the film on DVD and digital platforms in late summer 2013.
AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY, which debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and winner of 2012 Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You” documents the relationship between Terence 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, Terence explores the fantasies, emotions, and memories that race through his mind as he examines and re-examines a singular moment in time. Executive producers of the film include Jay-Z, Wyatt Cenac, Dream Hampton, and Joy Bryant.
“It’s been a long road for this film. We first rolled camera in 2006, and on that day I never would have imagined that this day would come,” said Terence Nance. “I’m extremely excited to be partnering with Dylan and Variance to bring AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY to theaters. They are fearless defenders of the theatrical experience, and I’m convinced the best place to see this film is at a theater near you.”
AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY will be the third Variance Films release from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, after Spike Lee’s RED HOOK SUMMER and Mark Webber’s THE END OF LOVE (in theaters March 1st). Variance’s next release will be Dave Grohl’s SOUND CITY, a 2013 Sundance Film Festival selection, in theaters February 1st.
AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY is a Media MVMT production, and was produced by Terence Nance, Andrew D Corkin and James Bartlett. The deal was negotiated by Dylan Marchetti on behalf of Variance Films and by Traction Media on behalf of the producers.