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Screening: Losing Ground

Join NYWIFT and the ImageNation Cinema Foundation for a Women's History Month Presentation
of Losing Ground
Directed by Kathleen Collins, 86 min., USA

Losing Ground is one of the first feature films written and directed by a black woman, and a
groundbreaking romance exploring women's sexuality, modern marriage, and the life of artists and scholars. But most of all, it is a great film, one that firmly belongs in the canon of American independent cinema in the 1980s. Sara (Seret Scott) is a philosophy professor and her husband Victor (Bill Gunn) is a painter, and with their personal and professional lives at a crossroads, they leave the city for the country, experiencing a reawakening, both together and separately. Also featuring Duane Jones (Night of the Living Dead), the film is honest, funny, and wise, and a testament to the remarkable playwright, professor, and filmmaker Kathleen Collins, as well as the immense talent that was lost when she passed away in 1988 at age 46. A Milestone Films release.

Seret Scott (Actor, Losing Ground/Theater Director/60's Activist) and Ronald Gray (Cinematographer, Co-Producer and Co-Editor, Losing Ground) will be participate in a Q&A following the screening.

Click here to view trailer

Limited Engagement from Friday March 27th to 29th.

Opening Night Screening & Reception hosted by NYWIFT w/ music spun by DJ Esxence

DATE: Friday, March 27th

TIME: 7pm

VENUE: ImageNation's RAW SPACE Culture Gallery, 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (7th Ave. Between 121st and 122nd)

Special Admission Rate for NYWIFT Members $8. Discount Code NYW35
To RSVP for the Opening Night Screening and reception Friday, March 27th @ 7pm
Click here to purchase tickets


ImageNation Cinema Foundation is a Harlem-based media arts organization, founded with the goal of establishing a chain of art-house cinemas, dedicated to progressive media by and about people of color. Through a variety of public exhibitions and programs, ImageNation fosters media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlights the humanity of Pan-African people worldwide. Click here for more info on the ImageNation Cinema Foundation.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts