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QUEST: A Portrait of an American Family

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Overview

Genre
Portrait, Social Issues, Music, and Minorities
Synopsis

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.

Stage
finished
Running time
104 and 82 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Quest Fury Sound LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
2007 - 2017
Locations
Philadelphia
Prod. Partners
ITVS, American Documentary | POV

Distribution Details

Release year
2017
Festivals
Sundance, True False, New Directors / New Films, Hot Docs, Full Frame, Sheffield, Camden, IDFA
Awards
Truer Than Fiction Award | 2018 Independent Spirit Awards
Broadcast (Prod.)
American Documentary | POV
Broadcast (Acq.)
BBC, France TV2
Language
English

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