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screening Duration (1:25:55) with 30-min Q&A or conversation.
When Kathleen Conwell Collins (1942-1988) was just a teenager growing up in Jersey City, she was already featured in The Jersey Journal several times for her activism and volunteer work around the country and around the world. She excelled in everything she did. While studying in Paris, she discovered her love for cinema. Collins's most well-known film LOSING GROUND was one of the first feature films to be directed by an African American woman. And this year, Collins was posthumously awarded the inaugural Icon Tribute at the Gotham Awards. When she died in 1988, she was just 46 years old.
March 2022 would mark her 80th birthday. Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the groundbreaking motion picture LOSING GROUND (1982) and Collins's birthday with us!Photo: Still from LOSING GROUND, directed by Kathleen Collins. Courtesy of Milestone Films.