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Quest

This screening took place on
Monday, March 12, 2018 at 6:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

This cinema vérité documentary unfolds over a decade to become a 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 working class, predominantly black, neighbourhood. Over the years, the family evolves as everyday life brings a mix of joy and unexpected crisis. Set against the backdrop of a country in turmoil, Quest is a tender depiction of an American family whose journey is a profound testament to love, healing and hope.

“Olshefski captures the frustration, resignation and determination that leaves you struck by this family—average in their concerns but extraordinary in their dedication to one another.” Helen O’Hara, Time Out

  • Directed by Jonathan Olshefski
  • 2017, United States
  • 105 minutes
    Quest

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