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movie The producers get first billing (they're Jay-Z, dream hampton and Wyatt Cenac) but An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is director Terence Nance's movie. And it's certainly not standard Hollywood stuff. A love story (of sorts), yes, but its highly imaginative approach, which includes animation, should put this on your must-see list. Opens tomorrow, and Mr. Nance will be doing at Q & A after the 4/26, 7:15pm screening and 4/28, 3:30pm screening at Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center as well as the 4/27, 7:50pm screening at Cinema Village.

photography Opening tomorrow night, 6pm, at Jen Bekman, 6 Spring [Eliz/Bowery] 212.219.0166, Time and Tide, an exhibition of photographs by Christian Chaize, images of the Portuguese beach, Praia Piquinia, that the artist has been tracking for nearly a decade. A book of the images is released next month by Chronicle Books.

Primo photographer (and MUG contributor) Joe Holmes has released The 2012 Annual, dozens of selections from three of his projects from last year. The signed copies are $20 (includes shipping).

talk A Discussion of Women and Criticism will necessarily include thoughts on people like Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag and Pauline Kael. When moderator Michelle Dean (The Awl) talks with Kate Bolick (The Atlantic), Ruth Franklin (The New Republic), Laura Miller (Salon), Miriam Markowitz (The Nation), Michelle Orange (The Rumpus) and Parul Sehgal (New York Times Book Review), expect smart conversation on whether women critics are in any sense distinct from their more numerous male counterparts. Wednesday, May 7 at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby [Houston/Prince]

theater More Susan Sontag: Moe Angelos adapts and performs the writer's early journals in Sontag: Reborn at the New York Theatre Workshop, starting May 28.

music The Postal Service sold out in no time at the Barclay Center on June 14. They've added a second show on Saturday, June 15 and tickets are available ($35-$50).

Healthcare, Hospitals, and New York—a conference on May 9.

Marilynne Robinson doesn't do many interviews. So it's something of a coup that CUNY will host the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer on Wednesday, May 1, 6:30pm at the Grad Center's Elebash Recital Hall, 365 5th [34th], where she'll be interviewed by the Grad School president Bill Kelly. $12

Williamsburg art and culture just can't get any love. Kidding. Still on April 27, Peekaboo Williamsburg is a tour that combines art, food, and the circus.

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