REEL Talk: An Oversimplification of her Beauty

Presented by Penumbra Theatre

Penumbra Theatre

270 North Kent St. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

Reel Talks are free, but reservations are required.

Call 651-224-3180
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Past performances

Monday, April 15 8:00 pm
  • Free performance
 
Film

Terence Nance’s debut film is a beautiful and haunting story of unrequited love. Its genre unclassifiable, An Oversimplification of her Beauty (2012) 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.

Reel Talks are free, but reservations are required.