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Cinema Guild Acquires DVD and VOD Rights for Terence Nance's Gotham Winner 'An Oversimplification of Her Beauty'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 10, 2012 at 12:01PM

The Cinema Guild has picked up U.S. home video, digital and non-theatrical distribution rights for Terence Nance's recent Gotham Award-winner "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty." The filmmakers will release the film theatrically in 2013, followed by a DVD and VOD release via Cinema Guild.
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"An Oversimplification of Her Beauty"
"An Oversimplification of Her Beauty"

The Cinema Guild has picked up U.S. home video, digital and non-theatrical distribution rights for Terence Nance's recent Gotham Award-winner "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty." The filmmakers will release the film theatrically in 2013, followed by a DVD and VOD release via Cinema Guild.

"Oversimplification," which debuted at Sundance last January and won the Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You Award at the Gothams on November 27, has attracted a number of executive producers, including hip-hop artist and mogul Jay Z.

The film is Nance's debut feature, and documents his relationship with a young woman named Namik Minter, with whom he's in love, but who remains resolutely unavailable. In Variety's positive review, the film is described as "not so much trying to woo Hollywood" but betrays a "vaguely French New Wave style to various forms of animation, making the case for why he and Minter should be available. Instead, as he put it, I got 'friend-zoned.'"

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.