Inquiring Nuns

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Inquiring Nuns
Inquiring Nuns poster.jpg
Directed by Gerald Temaner
Gordon Quinn
Starring Sister Marie Arné
Sister Mary Campion
Music by Philip Glass
Cinematography Gordon Quinn
Edited by Gordon Quinn
Distributed by Kartemquin Films
Release dates 1968
Running time 66 min.
Country USA
Language English

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.[1]

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).[2] Recently re-released on DVD, Entertainment Weekly graded Inquiring Nuns an 'A' and applauded the film's "reaffirmation of the virtue of conventional wisdom".[3]


  1. ^ Inquiring Nuns :: Kartemquin Films
  2. ^ "Inquiring Nuns" (1968). The New York Times. Retrieved 26 Jan. 2011.
  3. ^ Video Review Catchpole, Terry. "Inquiring Nuns". Entertainment Weekly. 21 May 1993. Retrieved 26 Jan. 2011.

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