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This collection of three short documentaries produced by the Chicago filmmaking collective includes "Hum 255" (1969), which offers a glimpse of a students' strike at the University of Chicago; "Anonymous Artists of America" (1970), following the titular rock ensemble to their Chicago alma mater; and "What the F**k Are These Red Squares?" ... more
Two documentaries from Kartemquin Films' Gerald Temaner and Gordon Quinn make up this program showcasing the vital early works of the Chicago-based filmmaking collective. First, "Parents" chronicles the discussion held by a youth group that congregates to talk about adults' child-rearing responsibilities. Then, the teenage youth group ... more
Two nuns walk along the streets of Chicago and ask those they meet, "Are you happy?" The varied answers--given by an assortment of interviewees that includes students, housewives, hippies, teachers, and actor Stepin Fetchit--provide insight into both the human condition and the Zeitgeist of '60s America. Music by Philip Glass. 66 min. ... more
The Kartemquin filmmaking collective secured a unique opportunity to make a documentary about natural childbirth when one of their members became pregnant and decided to forgo traditionally administered pain medication. The resulting film "Marco" follows the mother-to-be to Wisconsin, where they locate a physician willing to help her ... more