Losing Ground

MKE Film Festival

One of the first feature films directed by an African-American woman, Kathleen Collins's LOSING GROUND tells the story of a married couple at a crossroads in their lives. Sara Rogers (Seret Scott), a black professor of philosophy, is embarking on an intellectual quest to understand "ecstasy" just as her painter husband, Victor (Bill Gunn), sets off on a more earthy exploration of joy. Throughout the summer, the two each experience profound awakenings. Preceded by LOOK BACK AT IT Dir. Felicia Pride.


"Losing Ground stands as a bold testament to black, womanist filmmaking, and to American filmmaking, as a platform that we all stand upon." - Bitch Media



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Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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