Broadway show that recently opened to much acclaim. This Nance's name is Terence and he's got a new/old movie making its theatrical debut this week. AN OVERSIMPLIFICA-TION OF HER BEAUTY is its name, although right up front Mr. Nance tells us that it was formerly titled How Would You Feel? Sure enough, checking out Nance's IMDB page, you'll find that How Would You Feel? is indeed a film made a couple of years earlier that was not, evidently, much seen. This one, I think, will be -- at least by the cognoscenti who appreciate something new and a little different that explores the male ego's reaction when confronted with the female's failure to give over.
Namik Minter (above). But then he reneges on this and sticks mostly to himself and his own thoughts and ideas. While these are often charming and funny, they are also, it must be said, sometimes juvenile and lacking in depth, so after a time they begin to pall.
Variance Films and running a slightly overlong 93 minutes (Nance's earlier film lasted only 80) -- opens this Friday, April 26, in Manhattan at the Cinema Village and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, and in Los Angeles on Friday, May 17, at the Downtown Independent. After playing these two cities, the film will expand to others around the USA, and should find its way eventually to DVD and VOD, as well.