Lost Films of Kathleen Collins

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icon_orphansNew Restorations from Milestone Films

Lost Films of Kathleen Collins

  • 1980 & 1982
  • Directed By: Kathleen Collins
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 140 Minutes
  1. Thursday, March 21, 2013 7:00 p.m.
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At the time of her death in 1988, Kathleen Collins was just 46 years old, but already an internationally renowned playwright, a beloved professor and a successful independent filmmaker. After nearly 30 years of being out of circulation, Milestone Films will be releasing her two films that Nina Lorenz Collins has digitally restored from original camera negatives to look and sound as fresh, bracing and complex as they did when they were made.


The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy (1980) is a short story of three Puerto Rican brothers scraping by while contending with the ghost of their dead father.

Losing Ground (1982), one of the very first fictional features by an African-American woman filmmaker, is the story of a black philosophy professor whose artist husband rents a summer country house to celebrate a museum sale. Their idyll summer challenges their relationship as they struggle to find ecstatic experience, both intellectually and emotionally. (HD Cam presentation)

Dennis Doros is scheduled to be present.

For information on the Jorgensen Lecture with Dennis Doros, click here.