86 min |1982 | Comedy, Drama
PLEASE NOTE: Film screening will take place at Rutgers Robeson Center, 350 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ
"Losing Ground" is the late Kathleen Collins' 1982 film about a married couple in love, in competition and in conflict.
At the beginning of summer recess for the intellectual and well-loved college professor Sara, her husband Victor, a fine artist, wants to celebrate the acquisition of one of his paintings by a museum. He insists that they spend this vacation at a house in the country where he can continue painting, but Sara cannot do the research she had planned.
Victor becomes obsessed with the women in the country town ignoring Sara's need to use her time to work. He is especially smitten with one of the town's women, Celia, who models for him.
Sara leaves the country house and returns to the city to act in a film produced by one of her admiring students. She stays with her mother, who believes in the fidelity of marriage.
On a weekend, Sara brings her co-star, who she has feelings for, to the country where she finds the Celia and another friend of Victor’s. After an evening of partying, they all wake up to the realization of a marriage that may be doomed.
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