|Directed by||Gerald Temaner
|Starring||Sister Marie Arné
Sister Mary Campion
|Music by||Philip Glass|
|Edited by||Gordon Quinn|
|Distributed by||Kartemquin Films|
|Running time||66 min.|
Inquiring Nuns is 1968 Kartemquin Films production directed by Gordon Quinn and Gerald Temaner. In the film, two young nuns visit a variety of locales in the city of Chicago, asking people the question, "Are you happy?" They meet a variety of individuals ranging from hippie musicians to intellectuals, whose responses are everything from the mundane to the spiritual. The film was directly influenced by Jean Rouch's Chronicle of a Summer.
An Official Selection of the 1969 Chicago International Film Festival, Inquiring Nuns features music by the then relatively unknown composer, Philip Glass (Truman Show, Fog of War). Recently re-released on DVD, Entertainment Weekly graded Inquiring Nuns an 'A' and applauded the film's "reaffirmation of the virtue of conventional wisdom".
- Inquiring Nuns at the Internet Movie Database
- Kartemquin Films
- "Inquiring Nuns" Official Site
- Nuns, Stepin Fetchit & Philip Glass (TCM Movie Morlocks on Inquiring Nuns)
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