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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

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