In Terence Nance’s An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, the hypnotic rhythm of the off-camera commentary, the editing, and the photography become more and more musical as the plot progresses deeper into the soul of the main character (played by the director) who is in love with a young woman, Namik Minter. Namik, however, only wants to be Terence’s friend. He sleeps with her, hangs out with her, but never reaches third base with her. Oversimplification may be the first feature film that successfully expresses a cinematic black aesthetic. Watch it and you will see what I mean. (Grand Illusion, 1403 NE 50th St, grandillusioncinema.org, 7 and 9 pm, $8, June 21–27)

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