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1968, Gordon Quinn and Gerald Temaner, USA, 66 min.
"Remains a great and truly under-appreciated document of its time…captivating; should be seen by anyone who cares about the documentary form." - Michael Glover Smith, White City Cinema
"What could have been little more than a quirky stunt becomes a fascinating and rich sociological study of people reacting to the questions of two rather guileless and unconventional interviewers." - Jeff Stafford, Streamline
One of the landmarks of filmmaking in Chicago makes a stellar comeback in a new 16mm print courtesy of Kartemquin Films and the National Film Restoration Fund. In 1968, filmmakers Quinn and Temaner designated two naïve young nuns as their on-the-street interviewers in locations ranging from the Art Institute and the Museum of Science and Industry to sidewalks around Chicago's Loop. "Are you happy?" is the question. The answers are surprisingly positive, thoughtful and thought provoking, and so very human. An inspired and unmistakably Chicago riff on CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER by French documentary pioneer Jean Rouch, INQUIRING NUNS is a time capsule of Sixties attitudes and social and political mores, yet is wholly timeless in its homely off-the-cuff stock-taking and universal expressions of yearning. Soundtrack music composed and performed by Philip Glass. 16mm. (BS)
Friday 11/30, Saturday 12/1, Wednesday 12/5: Co-director Gordon Quinn is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.
The Wednesday, December 5, screening is a Movie Club event.
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
Le grand méchant renard et autres contes...
2017, Patrick Imbert and Benjamin Renner, France/Belgium, 83 min.
- Fri, Oct 19th 4:00pm
- Fri, Oct 19th 6:00pm
- Sat, Oct 20th 4:45pm
- Sun, Oct 21st 3:15pm
- Mon, Oct 22nd 6:00pm
- Tue, Oct 23rd 7:45pm
- Wed, Oct 24th 6:00pm
- Thu, Oct 25th 8:15pm
- Fri, Oct 26th 2:00pm
- Fri, Oct 26th 6:00pm
- Sat, Oct 27th 3:00pm
- Sat, Oct 27th 6:30pm
- Sun, Oct 28th 1:30pm
- Sun, Oct 28th 5:00pm
- Mon, Oct 29th 6:00pm
- Wed, Oct 31st 6:00pm
- Thu, Nov 1st 8:15pm
"Utterly beguiling…deliriously entertaining." - Matthew Turner, The List
"Wacky, heartwarming and wise…equal parts Tex Avery and Dr. Seuss, with a bit of Adult Swim thrown into the mix." - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter
Two of the makers of Oscar-nominated ERNEST & CELESTINE team up for an endearingly goofy 2-D animated romp hosted by a wily wide-eyed fox, who invites his audience behind the makeshift curtain for a three-part production of barnyard theater. A hoot for the whole family, with enough satire and pop culture references to engage the adults and enough slapstick to keep everybody in stitches, this set of tales boasts an all-animal cast with some winningly human foibles and fears. In the zany, fast-paced "A Baby to Deliver," a stork feigns a broken wing and leaves it to the clueless combo of Pig, Rabbit, and Duck to deliver a bundled baby girl, but a wrong turn lands them in China. The Fox, neither as big or as bad as he thinks, is faced with a fitting dilemma in "The Big Bad Fox," when the eggs he steals hatch and the rambunctious chicks imprint on him as their parent. In "A Perfect Christmas," the animals hustle to replace Santa Claus after a farmyard stunt goes disastrously awry. In English, or in French with English subtitles, at indicated times. DCP digital. (BS)
FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Fri., 10/19 at 4 pm — Sat., 10/20 at 4:45 pm — Mon., 10/22 at 6 pm — Thu., 10/25 at 8:15 pm — Fri., 10/26 at 6 pm — Sat., 10/27 at 3 pm — Sun., 10/28 at 5 pm — Mon., 10/29 at 6 pm — Thu., 11/1 at 8:15 pm
Fri., 10/19 at 6 pm — Sun., 10/21 at 3:15 pm — Tue., 10/23 at 7:45 pm — Wed., 10/24 at 6 pm — Fri., 10/26 at 2 pm — Sat., 10/27 at 6:30 pm — Sun., 10/28 at 1:30 pm — Wed., 10/31 at 6 pm
The Wednesday, October 31 screening is a family-friendly Movie Club event facilitated by Chicago-based independent animator artist and DePaul animation instructor Lisa Barcy.
Shorts program: Women Of Color
2017-18, Various directors, USA, 88 min.
- Tue, Aug 28th 6:00pm
- Wed, Aug 29th 8:00pm
The strength of women of color to live, love, survive and prevail is at the center of these six shorts: GLADYS BROWN (2017, 13 min.) by Chad Scarborough; EMBERS (2018, 9 min.) by Prakshi Malik; BURNING ANGEL DUST (2017, 16 min.) by Jackie J. Stone; ON MONDAY OF LAST WEEK (2018, 14 min.) by Akosua Adoma Owusu; PEARL MOTEL (2017, 17 min.) by Chris Jones; and SHOTGUN WEDDING (2018, 19 min.) by Derek Dow.
Tuesday 8/28 & Wednesday 8/29: Directors Derek Dow and Chris Jones will be present for audience discussion at both screenings.
The Wednesday screening is a Movie Club event.