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Inquiring Nuns

December 07, 2018 <m>(Friday)
Billy Wilder Theater / UCLA Film & Television Archive
Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90024 (US)

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Inquiring Nuns (1968)

Friday, December 7th at 7:30pm

Inspired by Jean Rouch's Chronicle of a Summer (1961), Kartemquin's playful, insightful, eye-opening two-part foray into cinema verite follows Sisters Marie Arne and Mary Campion as they explore various sites around Chicago in 1968, asking people a seemingly simple question: "Are you happy?" With answers ranging in thoughtfulness, sincerity and depth, unrehearsed encounters spring forth from these intensely human conversations, elevating the "nun-on-the-street" content beyond the conceit of a straightforward social experiment, inspiring today a dialogue across decades.

16mm, b/w, 61 min. Director: Gordon Quinn, Gerald Temaner. Cast: Sister Marie Arne, Sister Mary Campion.

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