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Kartemquin Presents: Inquiring Nuns at 7PM Part of the Kartemquin Presents Series
Director Gordon Quinn will be speaking after the film.
ABOUT THE FILM:
In the politically fraught climate of Chicago in 1968, two young nuns crisscross the city in order to ask strangers the question, “Are you happy?” The answers vary: “Happiness is the absence of fear,” “Avoiding people,” “Raspberries,” “Joy in knowing Christ.” They meet a lonely girl, a happy mother, young lovers, hippie musicians, a sociologist and even character actor Stepin Fetchit. The humor and sadness of these honest encounters lift the film beyond its conceit into a serious and moving inquiry into contemporary society and the circumstances under which people examine their lives.
While Gordon Quinn and Jerry Temaner’s second film after Home For Life (1966) was a distinctly American response to the pioneering French documentary Chronicle of a Summer (1960), it had the added benefit of laying the groundwork for decades of Kartemquin films to come.
The film is directed by Gordon Quinn for Kartemquin Films.
March 15, 2019 at 11am and 7pm, $10 tickets, concessions available
About Kartemquin Films:
Sparking democracy through documentary since 1966, Kartemquin is a collaborative community that empowers documentary makers who create stories that foster a more engaged and just society.
Kartemquin’s films have received three Academy Award® nominations and won many more major prizes, including six Emmys® and two Peabody Awards. Recognized as a leading advocate for independent public media, Kartemquin has helped hundreds of artists via its filmmaker development programs and championing of documentary.
Kartemquin is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization based in Chicago.
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