LOSING GROUND and UNSPOKEN CONVERSATION

Showings

THEATER 1 Fri, Sep 15 6:00 PM

Description

Kathleen Collins’s beloved feature LOSING GROUND is a deeply personal, arts-saturated film about a philosophy professor (Seret Scott) whose quest for ecstatic experience leads her to star in a student film. An homage to Collins by one of her students, UNSPOKEN CONVERSATION tells the story of a woman who returns to college to pursue her dream of becoming a filmmaker. Joyous, poignant, and made on micro budgets, these two films reflect on gendered expectations, marriages between artists, and the creative potential of Black women. Program: UNSPOKEN CONVERSATION (1987, dir. Iman Uqdah Hameen, 24 min., in English / Format: Digital); LOSING GROUND (1982, dir. Kathleen Collins, 86 min. In English / Format: 35mm)