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Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is hosting the film

Losing Ground

Directed by Kathleen Collins, 86 min., USA

On Saturday, March 28th at 5pm

@ ImageNation’s RAW SPACE
2031 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. (121st & 122nd)
New York, NY 10027

LOSING GROUND is one of the first feature films written and directed by a black woman, and a groundbreaking romance exploring women’s sexuality, modern marriage, and the life of artists and scholars. But most of all, it is a great film, one that firmly belongs in the canon of American independent cinema in the 1980s. Sara (Seret Scott) is a philosophy professor and her husband Victor (Bill Gunn) is a painter, and with their personal and professional lives at a crossroads, they leave the city for the country, experiencing a reawakening, both together and separately. Also featuring Duane Jones (Night of the Living Dead), the film is honest, funny, and wise, and a testament to the remarkable playwright, professor, and filmmaker Kathleen Collins, as well as the immense talent that was lost when she passed away in 1988 at age 46. A Milestone Films release.

 

 

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