The Inquiring Nuns

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Overview

Originally released in 1968, this documentary was re-released in 1992. The film is the humorous story of two socially conscious, peripatetic nuns who roam the densely populated streets of Chicago, randomly stopping pedestrians to ask them the question: " Are you happy?" The ensuing discussions make for delightful food for thought. Set in 1967, at the height of the Vietnam war, the interviews contain candid remarks about American involvement there. Also touched upon is the troubling problem of race relations and ...
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Overview

Originally released in 1968, this documentary was re-released in 1992. The film is the humorous story of two socially conscious, peripatetic nuns who roam the densely populated streets of Chicago, randomly stopping pedestrians to ask them the question: " Are you happy?" The ensuing discussions make for delightful food for thought. Set in 1967, at the height of the Vietnam war, the interviews contain candid remarks about American involvement there. Also touched upon is the troubling problem of race relations and various other social issues. Pushing beyond the issues of the times, people are allowed to open their minds and hearts to reveal their deepest feelings. The Chicago Tribune called the film "a profound and moving experience for the viewer." Interviews are backed by an early soundtrack by "minimalist" composer and performer, Phillip Glass. While dated in some ways, the film still offers valuable insights into issues that continue to face America. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter
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Special Features

An update with the nuns
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/2009
  • UPC: 736899119928
  • Original Release: 1968
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  • Source: Kartemquin Films
  • Presentation: B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:06:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 93,823

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Philip Glass Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Inquiring Nuns
1. The Nuns Inquiring [4:40]
2. Old St. Mary's In Chicago Loop [12:00]
3. St. Clotilde's at 8430 South Calumet Ave. In Chatham Neighborhood [7:03]
4. The Museum of Science and Industry [6:41]
6. Hyde Park Co-Op [13:46]
7. Art Institute of Chicago [16:20]
8. Reflection [1:58]
9. Credits [1:27]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Inquiring Nuns
   Play Series One
   Play Series Two
   Play All
   Chapters
      Series One
      Series Two
   Extras
      Update With the Former Nuns
      Happiness In the New Millennium: High School Students Ask the Question
      About Kartemquin Films
         Play Kartemquin Trailer
         Milking the Rhino
         In the Family
         At the Death House Door
         Terra Incognita: Mapping Stem Cell Research
      DVD Credits
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