An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY
An art-filled elegy to unrequited love
95 minutes, 2012

Terence Nance’s debut film is a beautiful and haunting story of unrequited love. Its genre unclassifiable, An Oversimplification of her Beauty is a mash-up of home video, fiction, animation, puppetry, voiceover, and nonfiction shorts. The film has a truly textural feel, almost a homemade collage, as a lover attempts to capture the magnetism of his longing. Drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of African American visual art, from Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence to record sleeves and cartoons, the film explores the mysterious realms of desire, longing, and love.

Join us for film screenings followed by a provocative discussion about the themes. REEL Talks are free, but reservations are required.

Reserved Tickets
Order online or call 651.224.3180 Monday through Friday, from 10 to 4:30pm.

DATES AND TICKETS

Monday, April 15, 2019 // 7:00PM