A young philosophy professor (Seret Scott) and her painter husband (Bill Gunn) are at personal and professional crossroads. When they leave New York City for a summer in the country, they experience a reawakening, both together and separately. Tragically, Losing Ground was never released theatrically.

Now digitally restored at the initiative of the filmmaker’s daughter, Losing Ground looks and sounds as bracing and complex now as when it was released. Zoé Whitley, cocurator of the exhibition Soul of a Nation, told Frieze that her “artistic hero” is director Kathleen Collins.

Listen to a Frieze podcast about filmmaker Kathleen Collins.

• Read a blog post about Losing Ground.

• See reviews from Vice and the New Yorker.

• Learn more about director Kathleen Collins.

• Read an interview with the filmmaker’s daughter.

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Director
Kathleen Collins
Released
1982
Country
USA
Running Time
86 minutes