Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

QUEST

Year: 2017
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 105 minutes

QUEST
QUEST

Christopher “Quest” Rainey runs a hip-hop recording studio out of his home in North Philadelphia. Assisted by his wife Christine’s “Ma Quest,” the couple offers a safe space for artists as the studio provides solace from the depressing urban decay outside its walls. Encouraging their creativity and forming personal relationships with the musicians who come to record, the Raineys have transformed the lives of those who may have otherwise found themselves on a very different path. They’ve stayed committed to the project despite the rigors of raising a family and dealing with the ups and downs of life in poverty. Their strength is tested, though, when the dangerous reality of their neighborhood leads to a family tragedy. But when times get hard, the Raineys find support from the countless number of people they’ve touched throughout the years. Filmed over the course of a decade, QUEST is a beautiful portrait of two selfless human beings who use the power of music to lift and heal their community. The documentary is incredibly moving, illuminated by the Raineys’ inspiring love story and unflinching hope. —E.F.

CIFF41 Screenings

Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 5:20 PM

Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Sidebars
AFRICAN DIASPORA
RACE RELATIONS

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competition
Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition

Director
Jonathan Olshefski

Jonathan Olshefski is a filmmaker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He holds an M.F.A. in Film and Media Arts from Temple University.

Filmography
QUEST (2017)

Producer
Sabrina Schmidt Gordon

Cinematography
Jonathan Olshefski

Editing
Lindsay Utz

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