Director: Kathleen Collins

86 mins, 1982, USA, Digital

This film screened on Wednesday 8th  March 2017.

Screening to coincide with International Women’s Day, Kathleen Collins’s Losing Ground was one of the first features to be directed by a black american woman. Largely forgotten for the last 35 years, the film resurfaced In 2015, finally getting a release and its deserved critical acclaim – from Charles Burnett, Ashley Clark, Richard Brody, and A.O. Scott among others. Taking place over the course of a summer, Losing Ground follows philosophy lecturer Sara (Seret Scott) and her artist husband Victor (Bill Gunn) who decide to rent a house in upstate New York whereupon strains in the marriage soon begin to materialise. (Notes by Alice Butler)


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