By Jay A. Fernandez | Indiewire December 10, 2012 at 10:50AM
The Cinema Guild has acquired home video, digital and non-theatrical distribution rights to Terence Nance’s “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.” Hip-hop icon Jay-Z, filmmaker Dream Hampton and actors Wyatt Cenac and Joy Bryant are executive producers on the film, which premiered at Sundance in January and recently won the Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You honor at the Gotham Awards.
The filmmakers plan to release the film theatrically in early 2013, followed by a DVD and VOD release through Cinema Guild.
With a mix of live-action and animation, “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty” documents the relationship between Nance and a young woman (played by Namik Minter) as it balances precariously between platonic and romantic. Nance wrote and directed “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty,” which is an IFP Narrative lab alumnus, and produced it with James Bartlett and Andrew D Corkin.
The Cinema Guild’s Ryan Krivoshey negotiated the deal with Traction Media and André Des Rochers of Gray Krauss Strafford Des Rochers LLP.
Among the Cinema Guild’s upcoming releases are Raul Ruiz’ “Night Across The Street,” Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel’s “Leviathan,” Jem Cohen’s “Museum Hours” and João Pedro Rodrigues’ and João Rui Guerra da Mata’s “The Last Time I Saw Macao.”