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An Oversimplification of Her Beauty - Review

We recently attended a screening of An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, when it came to the Brattle Theater in Cambridge. The event was both a screening of the film as well as Q&A with the director,Terence Nance.  This was one of his more recent stops on a North American tour.

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is the conflation of a film produced by Nance in 2006, that was more love letter than documentary, with an incredibly reflexive, almost nostalgic, revisiting of his earlier work. The result is a deeply moving and thought provoking reply to the questions posed by the earlier film. From the first scene, Nance adeptly draws the viewer into the plot, by initiating an intellectual dialogue on desire and loss, inviting the viewer to experience and contemplate the situation as it unfolds. The narration encourages analysis and judgement; following scenes of disappointment and rejection, the narrator frequently asks us the question "what would you do?"
The self reflexive s…


We are offering (2) free pairs of movie tickets to see "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty" at The Brattle Theater.  For more information: . The first two readers to email us will win a pair of tickets each!   UPDATE: THE TICKETS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED!
(Note: These tickets are first come-first served and valid for the week of 6/14-6/20)