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Losing Ground

Directed by Kathleen Collins

Release: 1982
Runtime: 86
Country: U.S.
Language: English

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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Technical Info

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
  • Color: Color
  • Formats: Blu-ray, DVD


Venue City State Date
American Cinematheque Los Angeles 1668315600November 13 - October 21, 2022
IFC Center New York 1665115200October 7 - October 21, 2022
Sag Harbor Cinema Sag Harbor 1667620800November 5 - November 6, 2022