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.
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 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.