105 MINUTES - 2017 -USA - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JONATHAN OLSHEFSKI
An intimate documentary film that captures ten years in the life of a family living in North Philadelphia.
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.
Status: Our World Premiere will be in competition at Sundance Film Festival in January 2017!
Supporters: In 2014 Quest was accepted into the IFP Documentary Lab. In 2015 Cinereach came on to support the film. In 2016 the film was awarded a MacArthur Foundation documentary film grant and entered into a co-production with ITVS. We are very grateful to our supporters whose investment will enable the film to reach its full potential.
Sundance Interview: QUEST’s Jonathan Olshefski And Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
- Birth. Movies. Death.
"It’s impossible not to notice that if a hardworking, centered family faces a steep road to get out of poverty, less fortunate households have little chance to make it out."
- Planet S Magazine
3.5 out of 4! "Quest probes the depths of the West’s racial and economic disparity"
- Globe and Mail
4 Stars! "QuQuest is one of those great movies that captures the turbulent currents of American life by zooming in on a single household."
- NOW Magazine