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Quest (2017)



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Filmed with vérité intimacy for almost a decade, QUEST is the moving portrait of an American family living in North Philadelphia. Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, parents Christopher "Quest" Rainey, and his wife, Christine'a "Ma Quest" Rainey raise a family while navigating the poverty and strife that grips their neighborhood. They nurture a community of artists in their basement home music studio, but even this creative sanctuary can't always keep them safe. Epic in scope, QUEST is a vivid illumination of race and class in America, and a testament to love, commitment, healing and hope.


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[A] living, breathing, stunning documentary study of an African-American family in North Philadelphia weathering a tumultuous decade.

March 23, 2017 | Full Review…
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Recalls Steve James' Hoop Dreams in both the way it captures people over a long period of a time and in how it finds the profound in the everyday, the universal in the specific.

January 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Once again, the Steve James model of long-term filming commitments pays off: By the end of Quest, I felt melancholy about saying goodbye to the Raineys and sad that I wouldn't know where their lives would go from here.

January 25, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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A sweeping and intimate documentary about the struggles of an average American family.

January 24, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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You might get a more authentic representation of this family only if you actually sat inside their home.

November 21, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

... a quietly moving story of resilience.

October 27, 2017 | Full Review…

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