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Losing ground

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2-disc deluxe edition.


Seret Scott, Bill Gunn, Duane Jones, Billie Allen, Gary Bolling, Norberto Kerner, Maritza Rivera.

Publication Information

[Harrington Park, NJ] : Milestone Film & Video, [2016]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (86 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


Losing Ground tells the story of a marriage of two remarkable people, both at a crossroads in their lives. Sara Rogers, a black professor of philosophy, is embarking on an intellectual quest to understand "ecstasy" just as her painter husband Victor sets off on a more earthly exploration of joy.


Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982.

Bonus features: Commentary track by professors LaMonda Horton-Stallings and Terri Francis ; 2015 theatrical trailer ; The Cruz brothers and Miss Malloy (1980, 50 min.), Kathleen Collins and Ronald K. Gray's first film ; video interviews with Ronald K. Gray (46:30), Seret Scott (40:17), Nina Lorez Collins (26:24) ; an interview with Kathleen Collins by Phyllis R. Klotman (1982, 22 min.) ; Transmagnifican dambamuality (1976, 7 min., black and white), Gray's celebrated "lost" student film.

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