Stream of the Day: ‘Losing Ground’ Was Not Only Ahead of Its Own Time, but Ours as Well

Published on Apr 09, 2020

Stream of the Day: ‘Losing Ground’ Was Not Only Ahead of Its Own Time, but Ours as Well

With readers turning to their home viewing options more than ever, this daily feature provides one new movie each day worth checking out on a major streaming platform.

Barely released in 1982 and all but unseen for over three decades, Kathleen Collins’ “Losing Ground” was a rare instance where the matter of a middle-aged black woman intellectual’s interior life is generously examined — and illustrated in rich symbolistic terms. It brings to life the dreams and disappointments of talented, educated black women who in the shadow of patriarchy. It’s a challenging and unpredictable movie that deserves the enthusiastic reception that met its rediscovery five years ago.

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Philosophy professor Sara Rogers (Seret Scott) and her bohemian artist husband Victor (Bill Gunn) rent a summer country house to celebrate his museum sale.

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Author: Tambay Obenson