Kartemquin Films.

Title:

Inquiring Nuns Film Project elements

Identifier:

BMRC.KART.NUNS.SURVEY

Repository:

Kartemquin Films

Extent:

5.0 Linear feet

Dates:

1966-1968

Histroical note

"Inquiring Nuns" is a 66-minute, 1968 film by Kartemquin founders Gordon Quinn and Gerald Temaner. Two young nuns explore Chicago, from a supermarket to the Art Institute and in front of churches on Sunday, confronting people with the crucial question, ""Are you happy?"" The humor and sadness of these honest encounters lift the film beyond its interview format to a serious and moving inquiry into the concerns of contemporary man, and also into the circumstances in which men will actually express their concerns.

Scope and Contents note

The Inquiring Nuns Film Project elements include 16mm film prints, trims, original negative outs, soundtrack elements, and audio reels with music used in the soundtrack.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2011 March 21 by Andrew Steadham.

Subjects

INVENTORY