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Screening of “Child’s Pose” with Visiting Artist Nancy Gerstman on March 25

Screening of “Child’s Pose” with Visiting Artist Nancy Gerstman on March 25

Claire Berlin | Mar 19, 2014

The Division of Film will host Nancy Gerstman, co-owner of Zeitgeist Films, at Ohio University for a special screening of “Child’s Pose” with a Q&A session afterwards. The free public screening followed by the Q&A will be held at the Athena Cinema on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.

“It is important for us to bring visiting guests such as Nancy Gerstman to campus,” said Visiting Assistant Professor of Film, Pearl Gluck. “Nancy Gerstman has been in the film business for more than 25 years, which makes this an incredible learning opportunity for Film students to work with her one-on-one and get a realistic sense of the film distribution and marketing industry as they prepare for their own careers in film. The visit works both ways, in addition to gleaning from Nancy's experience, Nancy will also be introduced to the filmmakers of OU's Division of Film."

Zeitgeist Films has distributed first films by notable directors Todd Haynes and Christopher Nolan, and their catalog includes films from the world's most outstanding filmmakers including Agnes Varda, Guy Maddin, Atom Egoyan, Abbas Kiarostami, Laura Poitras, and Jacques Demy. Six Zeitgeist films have been nominated for Academy Awards and one (“Nowhere In Africa”) has won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Savagely witty and utterly engrossing, "Child’s Pose" is the Official Romanian Entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards. The top prize winner at the Berlin Film Festival, Calin Peter Netzer’s sharply crafted Child’s Pose pivots on a riveting performance by Luminita Gheorghiu (Best Supporting Actress, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Los Angeles Film Critics) as a steely, well-to-do Bucharest architect determined to keep her 30-something deadbeat son out of jail after a deadly car crash. How far will she go to convince the police, eyewitnesses and even the victim’s family that her son was not recklessly speeding? A spellbinding drama of social commentary and psychological realism, this caustic look into the corrupt heart of the Eastern European bourgeoisie twists into a brilliantly ambiguous study of obsessive motherly love.

This visiting artist is sponsored by Arts for Ohio, the Film Division, the College of Fine Arts, the Center for Entrepreneurship, Political Science, Women’s Studies, the Athena Cinema, and CREATE_space.

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Nancy Gerstman Bio
Nancy Gerstman is co-president and co-founder of Zeitgeist Films. She has worked in all aspects of film distribution and exhibition including a stint at Landmark Theatre Corp., the largest independent theatre chain in the US.  She is in demand as a juror, panelist and commentator on issues related to independent and foreign language film and is Permanent Artist-in-Residence in the Master's Program in Media and Communication Arts at CCNY. She was born in Queens, New York.

Zeieitgeist Films is a New York-based distribution company founded in 1988 which acquires and distributes the finest independent films from the U.S. and around the world.

Contact: Visiting Assistant Professor of Film, Pearl Gluck, at (740) 593-1323 or

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