This week at The New Parkway Theater: An Oversimplification of Her Beauty


Have you ever found yourself  in a situation with a guy/girl where you have been placed in the “friend zone”? What about if you’ve reached a grey area in your relationship and you have no idea how to get over that hump of emotions? Well, filmmaker Terance Nance makes an accurate attempt to display these emotions in his film”An Oversimplification of Her Beauty“.


This past Friday I went to The New Parkway Theater to see the opening night screening of this film. (By the way… it was my first time at the theater and I happen to fall in love with this hidden gem in Oakland)  The film documents an interesting relationship between a man (Terance Nance) and woman (Namik Minter) where the guy is trying to get with the woman and make it official. This is not much of a spoiler alert because in fact, as you watch this disaster unfold you see the signs and emotions that any person would go through when the person they are falling for isn’t on the same page as you.  What struck me the most about this romantic limbo was Terance Nance did an awesome job with the visual effects, textures, and sounds.  The 1970’s animation was probably my highlight of the movie for me! Anyways, this film has sparked some interesting dialogue amongst my friends and then some.

If you’re in the Bay Area you still have a chance to support this film in Oakland on Wednesday 7/24!

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Marsha Ambrosius x Far Away (Video)

Go Marsha! I’m loving her single artist comeback and this video really shows how beautiful she is inside and out. I’ve watched a few ustream videos she has done and she is such has so much charisma and passion for her music so I’m happy she decided to make a visual with her latest single “Far Away”. In this video it tells a story of two brothas who share a love for eachother and it’s not accepted in their community.  The ending is definitely a harsh reality. If you know someone or are a victim of bullying in anyway, please do your part and share this video with others. Kudos to Marsha.