Losing Ground (1982)

Director: Kathleen Collins

Writer(s): Kathleen Collins

Starring: Seret Scott, Bill Gunn, Duane Jones, Billie Allen, Maritza Rivera, Gary Bolling, Clarence Branch Jr., Joe Garcia, Maureen Grady, Noberto Kerner, Michelle Mais, Anthony McGowan, Zachary Minar, Darryl Reilly, Marjorie Spring, Deborah Tirelli, Hilda Vargas, Joseph B. Vasquez

Synopsis: A comedy-drama about a Black American female philosophy professor and her insensitive, philandering, and flamboyant artist husband who are having a marital crisis. When the wife goes off on an almost unbelievable journey to find “ecstasy”, her husband is forced to see her in a different light.

Release Date: June 24, 1982 (USA) | Length: 86 min | Genre: Comedy, Drama | MPAA Rating: NR



  1. peter ramirez

    What is the name of the song that is played when the painter is dancing with the model at night while the professor is gone?

    • Rhonda 2.0

      If you mean the bluesy sounding song, I’m not sure. The film only credits two songs by name:

      “Love Does Her Thing” by Michael D. Minard (Sung by Frankie Diaz) and “Sabor A Conga” by Los Patines.

      All of the other music is credited to composer Michael D. Minard. I checked his website and he has a few songs listed there but not the one I think you’re talking about.


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