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Female Filmmaker Friday: Losing Ground, 1982 (dir. Kathleen Collins)


I decided for the month of January I’m going to stay in the 1980s for Female Filmmaker Friday, and since this film will be airing on TCM next Monday (1/21/19), I thought now would be the perfect time to look at Kathleen Collins’s groundbreaking independent feature Losing Ground. You can buy this film on DVD or Blu-ray (and I recommend purchasing directly from Milestone Film’s site so you can support their amazing work), which includes a bunch of special features, including her first film The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy (which I still need to see!). I first saw Losing Ground in 2015 during A Year With Women when it was aired as part of TCM’s inaugural Trailblazing Women spotlight. It has since become one of my favorite films.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Losing Ground, 1982 (dir. Kathleen Collins)


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Leila: I always knew you would try hard not to be a failure.
Victor: Oh, you’re concerned about that?
Leila: Oh, I’ve thought about it. Not with any blame of course. I wouldn’t blame you for being a failure. I’m not white.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Landlord, 1970 (dir. Hal Ashby)


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Elgar Winthrop Julius Enders: You know what NAACP means, don’t you?
Joyce Enders: You tell me what it means.
Elgar Winthrop Julius Enders: It means “Niggers Ain’t Always Colored People”!
William Enders Sr.: What did he mean by that?
Joyce Enders: He just called us niggers.
William Enders Sr.: Us?