Chicago premiere! Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017


2017, Jonathan Olshefski, USA, 105 min.

Show Times

  • Sat, Aug 12th 3:30pm
  • Mon, Aug 14th 8:00pm

“Wonderful…the movie’s power arises from its insistence on how larger forces affect lives, an intersection of the personal and the political.” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

A documentary saga that follows the lives of a North Philadelphia family for close to a decade, QUEST conveys the narrative power of a drama but has the truth-telling impact of real life. Love and hope hold together Christopher “Quest” Rainey, his wife Christine (“Ma Quest”), their young daughter PJ, and her adult son William, a single dad, as they make a hard-earned living in a rough neighborhood through odd jobs and Quest’s home-recording studio, a creative hub for the community. The film opens in a time of hope, with Obama’s first presidential campaign, and concludes in the months of Trump’s campaign, with the political arc creating its own narrative in the background as the family is hit by challenges including William’s diagnosis with a brain tumor, and a tragedy that threatens PJ’s life and future. DCP digital. (BS)

Saturday, August 12 at 3:30 PM & Monday, August 14 at 8 PM: Director Jonathan Olshefski is scheduled to appear for audience discussion moderated by Raymond Lambert, executive producer of MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE.

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