Losing Ground @ 40: Screening and Talkback

January 27, 2023

January 27, 2023

7:30 pm To 10:00 pm

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, 6067 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036


$10/RSVP needed

Event Description

Losing Ground, one of the first feature-length motion pictures directed by a Black American woman and a National Film Registry inductee, tells the story of a Black female philosophy professor and her abstract painter husband drifting apart as they experience separate creative evolutions. It won first prize at the Figueroa International Film Festival in Portugal in 1982 but didn’t receive an official release until it was restored in 2015, long after director Kathleen Collins died from breast cancer in 1988.

Losing Ground @ 40” is a two-day, multi-site program that brings together luminary Black women filmmakers, scholars, and curators to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the pathbreaking film, introduce new audiences to Collins’s innovative practice, and convene those long inspired by it.

California African American Museum
600 State Dr., Los Angeles
Saturday, January 28, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Admission is free. RSVP beginning Thursday, December 1, at 10 a.m.


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