Friday, September 15, 6:00 p.m. | 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.


LOSING GROUND (1982, dir. Kathleen Collins, 86 min. In English / Format: 35mm / Restored by the Yale Film Archive and The Film Foundation. Funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation.)
UNSPOKEN CONVERSATION (1987, dir. Iman Hameen, 24 min., in English / Format: Digital)

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email