As we move ever closer to our full-body assault on Park City for this year’s Sundance Film Festival, it is important to pause from the madness of schedule-making and over-packing to anticipate some of the more gorgeous films we’ll be taking in. Films like Terence Nance‘s An Oversimplification of Her Beauty which, if it’s anything at all like its first poster, will be a real treat for tired eyes.

Nance’s debut feature (which will have its World Premiere at the festival) is comprised of both live action material and different styles of animation (including stop-motion and hand-drawings), which is no surprise, as Nance is a visual artist of the highest order. The filmmaker studied visual art at NYU, and his resume is rounded out by mixed-media installations, music, and performances, in addition to his film creations. All of that creativity is put to use to tell a deceptively simple story in Beauty. The film follows Terence (Nance) and his possible lady love (Namik Minter), as the two see-saw between “will they, won’t they” over just one night’s time.

Check out the full first poster for An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, along with Sundance screening information, after the break.
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty will have four screenings at Sundance: Saturday, January 21 at 9:00PM; Monday, January 23 at 3:00PM; Tuesday, January 24 at 9:00PM, and Saturday, January 28 at 2:30PM. Check out more about the film and screenings on its official Sundance page or on its official website.

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