Losing Ground (1982)

With shades of Eric Rohmer’s Moral Tales, Losing Ground tells of a middle-class woman’s quest for self-discovery.
The equilibrium between sedate professor Sara and her impulsive husband Victor hangs in the balance when Sara embarks on quest of self-discovery. With streaks of cool wit similar to those of Eric Rohmer’s Moral Tales, Collins’ groundbreaking work is a stimulating domestic drama that depicts the rarely-seen black middle class. Masterstrokes in visual storytelling hint at an illustrious career sadly cut short by Collins’ untimely death.
1982 USA
Directed by
Kathleen Collins
Produced by
Eleanor Charles
Written by
Kathleen Collins
Seret Scott, Bill Gunn, Duane Jones
Running time
86 minutes