• Greek Title Χάνοντας Το Έδαφος
  • Original Title Losing Ground
  • Year: 1982
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: USA
  • Duration: 86'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Kathleen Collins
  • Cinematography: Ronald K. Gray
  • Editing: Ronald K. Gray, Kathleen Collins
  • Music / Score: Michael Minard
  • Cast: Seret Scott, Bill Gunn, Duane Jones, Billie Allen
  • Production: Eleanor Charles
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: English
  • Format: Μη διαθέσιμη πληροφορία
  • Subtitles: Greek
  • Print Source: Milestone Film & Video

One of the first feature films directed by an African American woman, Kathleen Collins’s “Losing Ground” tells the story of a marriage between two remarkable people, both at a crossroads in their lives. Sara Rogers, a black professor of philosophy, is embarking on an intellectual quest to understand “ecstasy” just as her painter husband, Victor, sets off on a more earthy exploration of joy. Over the course of a summer idyll in upstate New York, the two each experience profound emotional and romantic awakenings. Applying a deft comic touch to a deeply personal exploration of love, race, and gender, Collins crafts a charming, complex tale of personal discovery that, after decades of neglect, has reemerged as a still-fresh landmark of independent cinema.

Kathleen Collins

Born in 1942, raised in Jersey City, and educated at Skidmore and the Sorbonne, Kathleen Collins was an activist with SNCC during the Civil Rights Movement who went on to carve out a career for herself as a playwright and filmmaker during a time when black women were rarely seen in those roles. She was married twice, and had two children who she raised in Piermont, New York. She died young, at age 46, from breast cancer. Her most known work is the film “Losing Ground”, followed perhaps by two plays, “In Τhe Midnight Hour”, and “The Brothers”. 

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