Variance Films has acquired North American distributions rights to “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty,” Terence Nance’s debut film executive produced by Jay-Z, Dream Hampton, Joy Bryant and comedian Wyatt Cenac.
Variance will release the movie in theaters April 12 while Cinema Guild handles downstream releases, such as DVD and digital.
Nance’s film explores the relationship between a young man and woman, as the man divines whether it is romantic or platonic. Nance stars alongside Namik Minter.
Mixing live action and animation, the film debuted at Sundance in 2012 and went on to screen at film festivals across the country.
“I know it’s a bit cliché to say ‘you’ve never seen anything like this before’, but if you’ve caught the film, I think you’ll agree that you’ve never seen anything like this before,” Variance Films founder Dylan Marchetti said in a statement. “Somehow, Terence has managed to blend documentary, narrative, ten different styles of animation, and a short film while telling a story that is immediately relatable to anyone who has ever loved someone who didn’t love them back, and frankly, that’s just about everyone.”
Founded in 2008, Variance is a New York-based independent distributor that released Spike Lee’s “Red Hook Summer” and will release Dave Grohl’s upcoming documentary “Sound City.”