Terence Nance

Workshop: Bad vs. Bad: Bad Films that Work and Ones that Don’t
Tuesday, April 26: 3:30 – 5:15pm
College Hall 208

In this lecture we explore how a low-fi, amateur, technically incoherent, or otherwise "bad" aesthetic can help a film, and when it can (and most often does) destroy one. Students are encouraged to identify a film that they think is "bad" and one that they think is "good" and we will have an open discussion on the role of technical proficiency and aesthetic competency in filmmaking.


TERENCE NANCE'S
 first feature film, AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY, premiered in the New Frontier section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The album of the same title was released with the film in 2013. The film has garnered Terence recognition from Filmmaker Magazine, where he was selected as one of the 25 new faces of independent film. Oversimplification… also won the 2012 Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.” The film has since been acquired for theatrical distribution by Variance film and premiered in theaters in April of 2013, and was followed by a DVD and Digital release by Cinema Guild. 

Terence, an artist whose practice includes installation, performance, music, and moving images, is currently developing his sophomore feature entitled THE LOBBYIST.

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