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Inquiring Nuns

United States, 1968


Two young nuns explore Chicago, from a supermarket to the Art Institute and at church on Sunday, confronting people with the crucial question, “Are you happy?” They meet a lonely girl, a happy mother, another nun, lovers, hippie musicians, a sociologist, a professor, and even actor Stepin Fetchit.

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Inquiring Nuns Directed by Gordon Quinn, Gerald Temaner

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  • Zac Weber's rating of the film Inquiring Nuns

    This reflexive documentary is an insightful and eerily prescient snapshot of Chicago in 1968. I was fascinated by the way different environments seemed to elicit certain responses. I could not escape the tragedy of so many people expressing outrage over the Vietnam War knowing the U.S. occupation would last another five years. Perhaps Krzysztof Kieslowski saw this doc before making his short film Talking Heads.