Director: Jonathan Olshefski

2017, United States, 1 hour 44 minutes

Language: English

Program Notes

Incredible Sundance-premiered documentary QUEST screens all week at the Parkway starting Friday 1/12; join us for a special screening Saturday, January 13th with director Jonathan Olshefski!


Filmed with vérité intimacy for over a decade, QUEST is the moving portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher “Quest” Rainey, along with his wife Christine’a, aka “Ma Quest,” open the door to their home music studio, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Over the years, the family evolves as everyday life brings a mix of joy and unexpected crisis. Set against the backdrop of a country now in turmoil, QUEST is a tender depiction of an American family whose journey is a profound testament to love, healing and hope.


Official Nominee: Best Documentary – Independent Spirit Awards


Official Nominee: Truer Than Fiction Award – Independent Spirit Awards


Honoree: Unforgettables List – Cinema Eye Honors


Winner: Best Documentary Feature – Baltimore International Black Film Festival


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