In partnership with the Hollywood Theatre’s Feminist March programming, the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Fest (POW Film Fest) is proud to present Kathleen Collins’ lost masterwork LOSING GROUND! As part of the 2019 POW Film Fest, this special screening will be followed by a Q & A with the director’s daughter, author Nina Collins.
LOSING GROUND, written and directed by Kathleen Collins, centers on the experiences of Sara (Seret Scott), a university professor whose artist husband Victor (Bill Gunn) rents a country house for a month to celebrate a recent museum sale. The couple’s summer idyll becomes complicated as Sara struggles to research the philosophical and religious meaning of ecstatic experience... and to discover it for herself. Filmed in 1981, completed in 1982, and scarcely shown at the time, LOSING GROUND was only recently rediscovered and given its much belated theatrical release. It reveals Collins to be one of the most accomplished and original filmmakers of her time. She was among the few black women to make a dramatic feature in the eighties, but she died, of breast cancer, in 1988, at the age of forty-six, without making another.'
Watch the trailer for LOSING GROUND here.
Guest Passes: Guest Passes and Member Guest Passes accepted.