Losing Ground (1982) by Kathleen Collins


Fri Feb 03 2023 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Screen Door Cinema | Tampa, FL

"Revelatory. A Black film unlike any other in its time."
– Jourdain Searles, Hyperallergic
About this Event

Doors: 7pm

Movie: 7:30pm

"Passionate, buoyant, alive. There are moments in Losing Ground... that are so rich in mood, texture, and longing I can’t catch my breath."

– Angelica Jade Bastién, New York Magazine

"Revelatory. A Black film unlike any other in its time."

– Jourdain Searles, Hyperallergic

The inimitable Kathleen Collins's second film tells the story of two remarkable people, married and hurtling toward a crossroads in their lives: Sara Rogers, a Black professor of philosophy, is embarking on an intellectual quest just as her painter husband, Victor, sets off on an exploration of joy. Victor decides to rent a country house away from the city, but the couple’s summer idyll becomes complicated by his involvement with a younger model. One of the very first fictional features by an African-American woman, LOSING GROUND remains a stunning and powerful work of art for being a funny, brilliant, and personal member of indie cinema canon.

Restoration by Yale Film Archive, The Film Foundation, and Milestone Films, supervised by Brian Meacham, with transfer supervised by Ronald K. Gray. Funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation. Lab: Colorlab. Audio Restoration: Audio Mechanics. Thank you to Nina Collins, Terri Francis, Michael Lloyd, Michael Minard, John Polito, and AJ Rohner. A Milestone and Kino Lorber release.


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Screen Door Cinema, Kress Annex, Tampa, United States

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