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Inquiring Nuns

Inquiring Nuns

United States 1968

DIR Gordon Quinn & Gerald Temaner

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.

Thumbs Down

Thumbs Down

United States 1968

DIR Gerald Temaner & Gordon Quinn

In this cinema-verité documentary, a teenage youth group called Thumbs Down, decides “to bring Christ to their neighborhood” by holding an anti-war Mass at their conservative Chicago parish. Neither militants nor hippies, they believe that Christianity means social action and concern with issues.

Home For Life

Home For Life

United States 1966

DIR Gerald Temaner & Gordon Quinn

Home for Life depicts the experiences of two elderly people in their first month at a home for the aged. The film offers an unblinking look at the feelings of the two new residents in their encounters with other residents, medical staff, social workers, psychiatrists and family.

The Witman Boys

The Witman Boys

Hungary 1997

DIR János Szász

In turn-of-the-century Hungary, two young brothers, neglected by their cold and uncaring mother, descend deeper and deeper into psychosis, with tragic consequences.

Guardia, guardia scelta, brigadiere e maresciallo

This is the funny story of four Roman traffic police in the ’50s. The film passes from their work to their private lives and relationships, entangling them in a comic mess.

Make It New John

Make It New John

Scotland 2009

DIR Duncan Campbell

Make it new John tells the story of the DeLorean car, its creator John DeLorean and the workers of the Belfast-based car plant who built it.

Third Finger, Left Hand

Third Finger, Left Hand

United States 1940

DIR Robert Z. Leonard

Amy Strangled a Small Child

Amy Strangled a Small Child

United States 1998

DIR Joe Christ

Joe Christ plays a film student looking for an interesting story. The title character Amy (played by Amanda B. James), is incredibly mundane, but comes up with a tale about child murder hoping to impress Joe.

Snow Job: The Media Hysteria of AIDS

Made at the height of misinformation about the AIDS crisis in the U.S., the film juxtaposes alarming newspaper headlines with scenes of Brent Nicholson Earle in the American Run for the End of AIDS.

Damaged Lives

Damaged Lives

United States 1933

DIR Edgar G. Ulmer

The Alligator People

The Alligator People

United States 1959

DIR Roy Del Ruth

The Alligator People is bizarre late 1950s sci-fi/horror tale.

Frankie and Johnny

Frankie and Johnny

United States 1966

DIR Frederick de Cordova

Sister Kenny

Sister Kenny

United States 1946

DIR Dudley Nichols

Von Richthofen and Brown

Von Richthofen and Brown

United States 1971

DIR Roger Corman

The Silent City

The Silent City

Ireland 2006

DIR Ruairí Robinson

On the outskirts of a once great city, time is running out as a soldier calls for help for his dying comrades.

White Banners

White Banners

United States 1938

DIR Edmund Goulding

Suicide

Suicide

Germany 2001

DIR Raoul W. Heimrich

A website offers people to have their suicides filmed.

The Secret Invasion

The Secret Invasion

United States 1964

DIR Roger Corman