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Repertory Jan 18 – Jan 24, 2019 Showing on 16mm

Inquiring Nuns

Dir. Gordon Quinn & Gerald Temaner USA 66 min Not Rated

1968 Kartemquin Films


New restoration! One Sunday in politically turbulent 1968, two young nuns explore Chicago, confronting people with the crucial 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. With original music by Philip Glass.

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