Opening night Friday, Jan 5th
5-7pm, Photo Exhibition at Concept Art Gallery
7-10pm, Screening Q&A with Director Jon Olshefski, Tony Buba, Jasiri X
Directed by Pittsburgh native Jonathan Olshefski, Quest is an award-winning documentary that premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and has garnered critics’ praise and multiple Grand Jury awards. Olshefski was recently named as one of New York Times’ 9 New Directors You Need to Watch.
Filmed with vérité intimacy for nearly a decade, Quest is the moving portrait of the Rainey family living in North Philadelphia. Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, Christopher «Quest» Rainey, and his wife, Christine'a «Ma Quest» raise a family while nurturing a community of hip hop artists in their home music studio. It's a safe space where all are welcome, but this creative sanctuary can't always shield them from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Epic in scope, Quest is a vivid illumination of race and class in America, and a testament to love, healing and hope.