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The Resource Losing ground, a Milestone Film release ; producer, Eleanor Charles ; written by Kathleen Collins ; direction, Kathleen Collins ; Losing Ground Productions

Losing ground, a Milestone Film release ; producer, Eleanor Charles ; written by Kathleen Collins ; direction, Kathleen Collins ; Losing Ground Productions

Label
Losing ground
Title
Losing ground
Statement of responsibility
a Milestone Film release ; producer, Eleanor Charles ; written by Kathleen Collins ; direction, Kathleen Collins ; Losing Ground Productions
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Distributor
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Losing Ground: Tells the story of a marriage of two remarkable people, both at a crossroads in their lives. Sara Rogers, a black professor of philosophy, is embarking on an intellectual quest to understand "ecstasy" just as her painter husband Victor sets off on a more earthly exploration of joy. Celebrating a recent museum sale, Victor decides to rent a country house where he can return to more realism after years working as an abstract expressionist. Away from the city, the couple's summer idyll becomes complicated by Sara's research and by Victor's involvement with a young model. When one of her students casts Sara as the woman scorned in a film version of the song "Frankie and Johnny," she experiences a painful emotional awakening. One of the first fictional features by an African-American woman
  • Cruz brothers and Miss Malloy: Collins' first film chronicles the picaresque adventures of three young Puerto Rican brothers who are scraping by while contending with the ghost of their dead father. Central to their experiences is an encounter with an elderly woman, Miss Malloy, who hires them to renovate her mansion and grounds before she dies
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Member of
Cataloging source
TXA
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Losing Ground: Cinematographic direction, Ronald K. Gray; editors, Ronald K. Gray, Kathleen Collins; choreography, Pepsi Bethel ; music, Michael D. Minard ; executive producers, Ronald K. Gray, Kathleen Collins
  • Cruz brothers and Miss Malloy: Cinematography, Ronald K. Gray ; editors, Ronald K. Gray, Kathleen Collins ; art direction, Walter Rainers ; music composed and conducted by Michael D. Minard
Language note
English dialogue. Closed-captioned in English
PerformerNote
  • Losing Ground: Seret Scott, Bill Gunn, Duane Jones, Maritza Rivera, Billie Allen, Gary Bolling, Norberto Kerner
  • Cruz brothers and Miss Malloy: Randy Ruiz, Lionel Pina, Jose Machado, Sylvia Field, Ernesto Gonzalez
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1942-1988
  • 1934-1989
  • 1929-1999
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  • Collins, Kathleen
  • Charles, Eleanor
  • Scott, Seret
  • Gunn, Bill
  • Jones, Duane
  • Rivera, Maritza
  • Allen, Billie
  • Bolling, Gary
  • Kerner, Norberto
  • Field, Sylvia
  • Gray, Ronald K.
  • Roth, Henry H
  • Losing Ground Productions
  • Milestone Film & Video
  • Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm)
Runtime
86
Series statement
The Milestone cinematheque
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Married people
  • Spouses
  • Marital conflict
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Self-realization
  • Ecstasy
  • College teachers
  • Painters
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Youth
  • Ghost plays
  • Brothers
  • Puerto Rican young men
  • Puerto Rican youth
  • Fathers and sons
  • Older women
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Brothers
  • College teachers
  • Ecstasy
  • Fathers and sons
  • Ghost plays
  • Marital conflict
  • Married people
  • Older women
  • Painters
  • Puerto Rican young men
  • Puerto Rican youth
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Self-realization
  • Spouses
  • Youth
Technique
live action
Label
Losing ground, a Milestone Film release ; producer, Eleanor Charles ; written by Kathleen Collins ; direction, Kathleen Collins ; Losing Ground Productions
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Losing Ground: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982; never theatrically released
  • Cruz brothers and Miss Malloy: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1980; never theatrically released
  • Produced with grants from the American Film Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts
  • Special features: commentary track by professors LaMonda Horton Stallings and Terri Francis; 2015 theatrical trailer; The Cruz brothers and Miss Malloy (1980, 50 min.), Kathleen Collins and Ronald K. Gray's first film; video interviews with Ronald K. Gray (46:30), Seret Scott (40:17), Nina Lorez Collins (26:24); an interview with Kathleen Collins by Phyllis R. Klotman (1982, 22 min.); Transmagnifican dambamuality (1976, 7 min., black and white), Ronald K. Gray's celebrated "lost" student film
  • Losing Ground: Based on a play by Kathleen Collins
  • Cruz brothers and Miss Malloy: Based on episodes from The Cruz Chronicle: a novel of adventure and close calls by Henry H. Roth
  • Both films filmed on location in Rockland County, New York
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • disc 1.
  • Losing ground
  • (1982) (86 min.)
  • disc 2.
  • The Cruz brothers and Miss Malloy
  • a Milestone Film release ; produced and directed by Kathleen Collins ;
  • (1980) (50 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-disc deluxe edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (86 min.)
Isbn
9781933920757
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
784148014753
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
MileBD00147
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn946083700
  • (OCoLC)946083700
System details
Blu-ray disc; mono
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Losing ground, a Milestone Film release ; producer, Eleanor Charles ; written by Kathleen Collins ; direction, Kathleen Collins ; Losing Ground Productions
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Losing Ground: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982; never theatrically released
  • Cruz brothers and Miss Malloy: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1980; never theatrically released
  • Produced with grants from the American Film Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts
  • Special features: commentary track by professors LaMonda Horton Stallings and Terri Francis; 2015 theatrical trailer; The Cruz brothers and Miss Malloy (1980, 50 min.), Kathleen Collins and Ronald K. Gray's first film; video interviews with Ronald K. Gray (46:30), Seret Scott (40:17), Nina Lorez Collins (26:24); an interview with Kathleen Collins by Phyllis R. Klotman (1982, 22 min.); Transmagnifican dambamuality (1976, 7 min., black and white), Ronald K. Gray's celebrated "lost" student film
  • Losing Ground: Based on a play by Kathleen Collins
  • Cruz brothers and Miss Malloy: Based on episodes from The Cruz Chronicle: a novel of adventure and close calls by Henry H. Roth
  • Both films filmed on location in Rockland County, New York
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • disc 1.
  • Losing ground
  • (1982) (86 min.)
  • disc 2.
  • The Cruz brothers and Miss Malloy
  • a Milestone Film release ; produced and directed by Kathleen Collins ;
  • (1980) (50 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-disc deluxe edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (86 min.)
Isbn
9781933920757
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
784148014753
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
MileBD00147
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn946083700
  • (OCoLC)946083700
System details
Blu-ray disc; mono
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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