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"Hum 255" is a 28-minute 1970 film by Kartemquin founders Gordon Quinn, Gerald Temaner, and others. In 1968, striking students at the University of Chicago occupied an administration building. Many were suspended and a few were expelled. A year later, two expelled young women were asked by their former classmates to talk about the experience as a class project. The
"Inquiring Nuns" is a 66-minute, 1968 film by Kartemquin founders Gordon Quinn and Gerald Temaner. Two young nuns explore Chicago, from a supermarket to the Art Institute and in front of churches on Sunday, confronting people with the crucial question, ""Are you happy?"" The humor and sadness of these honest encounters lift the film beyond its interview format to a
"Now We Live on Clifto" is a 26-minute 1974 film by Kartemquin Films. It follows 10 year old Pam Taylor and her 12 year old brother Scott around their multiracial West Lincoln Park neighborhood. The kids worry that they'll be forced out of the neighborhood they grew up in by the gentrification following the expansion of DePaul University.
What the Fuck Are These Red Squares? is a 15-minute 1970 film by Gordon Quinn and Jerry and Shirlee Blumenthal. Striking students meet at a ""Revolutionary Seminar"" at the Art Institute of Chicago in response to the invasion of Cambodia and the killing of protesting students at Kent and Jackson State Universities. They explore their role as artists in a