Losing Ground

Losing Ground ★★★

The first feature-length film directed by an African American woman. An '80s Indie with a plot that's a bit reminiscent of An Unmarried Woman, but that has its very own visually experimental forays into the worlds of painting, dance, and filmmaking, and interesting discussions about philosophy, art, marriage, race, and what it means to find fulfillment. It's not entirely successful (some uneven acting, some sense of fragmentation), but it's an important movie that's well-worth watching. Director Kathleen Collins tragically died at the age of 46, just six years after making this film.