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Quest (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Simultaneously sweeping and intimate, Quest uses one family's experiences to offer trenchant, wide-ranging observations about modern American life.

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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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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.

December 8, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Quest speaks volumes about working-class life and the necessity of community, parenting, perseverance, speaking out, speaking up, hope.

December 8, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

[An] extraordinary documentary.

December 8, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

There are stretches of Quest that are tough to watch, and others you might never want to end.

December 7, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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The randomness is what's so stunning; one moment life is flowing placidly, then its course is cruelly changed.

December 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Christopher, Christine'a, and P.J. are beautiful to watch together, and there's hope in witnessing them persevere - in an underserved neighborhood, against shifting political tides, beset by the random cruelties of fate.

December 7, 2017 | Full Review…
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