Film Series

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7 p.m. – Filmmaker Q&A Follows Free Screening



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’s explosively creative debut feature, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, documents the relationship between Nance 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, Nance explores the fantasies, emotions, and memories that race through his mind during a singular moment in time.


Terence Nance filmmakerTerence Nance is an artist born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He comes from a family of actors, photographers, and musicians. Terence began drawing, acting, and writing music as a young child sitting in on his mother's play rehearsals, and his uncles’ studio sessions. He studied visual art at NYU, and his art making practice includes mixed-media installation, music, and film. Terence currently resides in Bed-Stuy (Bedford–Stuyvesant) Brooklyn along with the rest of The Swarm.

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