Losing Ground

Countries: USA
Year: 1982
Genre: drama
Director: Kathleen Collins
Duration: 86 minutes 

One of the first feature films by an African-American woman is Kathleen Collins’s 1982 masterpiece Losing Ground. The film is unique in many respects, not least for its centralisation of the black bourgeoisie. 

Losing Ground is a rare example of a feminist film focused on a complex, intellectual and reserved black female protagonist. Through its central characters, Collins explores the fundamental conflict between passion and rationality, the visceral and the abstract, moving away from clichés to explore the human condition.

Location: 25 May, Sala Voievozilor, Palatul Culturii