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Losing Ground (1982)

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Sara, a cold college professor, and her husband, an ecstatic painter, spend a summer away from the city, straining their rocky relationship.

Director:

Kathleen Collins
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Cast

Credited cast:
Seret Scott Seret Scott ... Sara Rogers
Bill Gunn ... Victor Rogers
Duane Jones ... Duke
Billie Allen Billie Allen ... Mother
Maritza Rivera Maritza Rivera ... Celia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Bolling Gary Bolling ... George
Clarence Branch Jr. Clarence Branch Jr. ... Man on Radio
Joe Garcia Joe Garcia ... Other Student in Class
Maureen Grady ... Female Student in Office
Noberto Kerner Noberto Kerner ... Carlos
Michelle Mais Michelle Mais ... Nelly Bly
Anthony McGowan Anthony McGowan ... Other Student in Class
Zachary Minar Zachary Minar ... Male Student in Class
Darryl Reilly Darryl Reilly ... Other Student in Class
Marjorie Spring Marjorie Spring ... Librarian
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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. Written by Leslye Allen (L. J. Allen-2)

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Comedy | Drama

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The film never received distribution outside of festival screenings in director Kathleen Collins's lifetime. It was only decades after she died, that her daughter, who had inherited the negatives of the film, approached Milestone Films, and asked them to help restore and release the film. See more »

Quotes

Mother: I always knew you would try hard not to be a failure.
Victor Rogers: Oh, you're concerned about that?
Mother: Oh, I've thought about it. Not with any blame of course. I wouldn't blame you for being a failure. I'm not white.
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References The Scar of Shame (1927) See more »

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An Art House film directed by an African American Woman.
22 September 2018 | by thedudebryantSee all my reviews

Production quality isn't the best but the story and acting is great. It definitely feels like a passion project for the first time director.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Losing Ground See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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