This screening will be followed by a zoom Q&A with director Terence Nance, moderated by Lucy Writers’ founding editor-in-chief Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou.
A young man (Terence Nance) is stood up on a date by a beautiful woman (Namik Minter), he begins to wonder about the nature of feelings and what exactly makes up a specific moment in time.
Terence Nance’s hypnotic, strangely arresting debut film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is an odyssey exploring the labyrinthian dimensions of human connections. His recent, most ambitious work to date, HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness sees him breaking new ground with vivid odes to blackness, incorporating satire and blistering social commentary whilst still imbuing his work with surrealist elements.
After the screening, Nance and Hutchings-Georgiou will be in conversation, exploring the weirdly polyphonic new worlds of a wildly unorthodox auteur, before opening the floor to audience questions.
BLACK TO THE FUTURE is an Afro-Futurist celebration of outstanding Black artists, a space for visionary imaginings to thrive. BTTF begins as British Black History month ends; launching late October and running until US Black History Month in February 2024, to accompany the British Library’s upcoming major exhibition: Fantasy: Realms of Imagination. Curated, founded and directed by Irenosen Okojie MBE, in collaboration with the Royal Society of Literature and the British Library.