Losing Ground (Blu-ray)
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.
BONUS FEATURES: Commentary track by Professors LaMonda Horton-Stallings and Terri Francis; Theatrical Trailer; THE CRUZ BROTHERS AND MISS MALLOY (1980), Kathleen Collins and Ronald Gray's first film; Video Interviews with Ronald K. Gray, Seret Scott and Nina Lorez Collins; Interview with Kathleen Collins by Phyllis R. Klotman; TRANSMAGNIFICAN DAMBAMUALITY (1976), Gray's celebrated lost student film
- Kathleen Collins - Director
- Seret Scott - Actor
- Bill Gunn - Actor
- Duane Jones - Actor
"Revelatory. A Black film unlike any other in its time."
"Passionate, buoyant, alive. There are moments in Losing Ground... that are so rich in mood, texture, and longing I can’t catch my breath."
"Delightfully irreverent. Exemplifies how Black women on both sides of the camera experiment with possibility, complexity, and ambiguity to challenge the frame."
“More than just a cinematic feast; it’s a revelation… A nearly lost masterwork.”
Beautifully restored by the indispensable Milestone Films… Collins’s movie ranks as one of the best about a marriage between two ambitious members of the creative class defined by a nimble élan and piercing wit.”