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Losing Ground (1982) & Suzanne Suzanne (1982)

July 18, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive presents “Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986.”

Losing Ground (1982)
Directed by Kathleen Collins.

Never theatrically released in its time, this profound feature by filmmaker and playwright Kathleen Collins has been virtually unknown since Collins’ passing in 1988. Detailing complications in the life of a black, female philosophy professor (Seret Scott) and her artist husband (Bill Gunn), the film is groundbreaking in its depiction of women’s sexuality and modern marriage, and in its equanimity for all its characters.

Producer: Eleanor Charles. Director: Kathleen Collins. Screenwriter: Kathleen Collins. Cinematographer: Ronald K. Gray. Editor: Ronald K. Gray, Kathleen Collins. With: Seret Scott, Bill Gunn, Duane Jones, Billie Allen, Gary Bolling.

86 min.

Followed by:
Suzanne Suzanne (1982)
Directed by James V. Hatch, Camille Billops.

A profound and moving portrait of a young woman’s struggle to come to terms with the legacy of her abusive, now-deceased father, and her flight to heroin addiction as a respite. Recovery and reconciliation with family are Suzanne’s tasks in this spellbinding documentary.

Producer: James V. Hatch, Camille Billops. Director: James V. Hatch, Camille Billops. Cinematographer: Dion Hatch. Editor: Michael Kirchberger.

30 min.

In-Person:Peggy Dammond Preacely.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!

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More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


July 18, 2015
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States