Elsewhere Cinema begin a new season exploring films by Women of Colour starting with Kathleen Collins, one of the first African-American women to direct a feature film and a lost voice amongst the black independent film scene.
LOSING GROUND carefully and beautifully portrays the relationship dynamics between an independent academic and her artist partner as they reach a crossroads in their lives. The continuous dialogue and conflicting personal ideal this presents are comical as well as though provoking and offer an insight into black middle class lives and class and gender politics.
‘Often hilarious, the film follows its characters as they battle for ideals – artistic, political, racial – while unable to fully escape the everyday.’
Author of ‘Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema’ will be joining for a post film panel discussion.