OneBeat Movie Night: Quest


The Music District - 639 S College


OneBeat Movie Nights – a specially curated film series, showcasing documentary films that explore unique power of music–across various traditions–to strengthen community and bridge cultural divides, and consider the ever-changing ways that music can catalyze movements for change outside of the rehearsal space, dance club, or concert hall.

Quest – An intimate documentary film that captures ten years in the life of a family living in North Philadelphia. Filmed with vérité intimacy for over a decade, Quest is the moving portrait of Christopher “Quest” Rainey, along with his wife Christine’a, aka “Ma Quest,” who open the door to their home music studio, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Over the years, the family evolves as everyday life brings a mix of joy and unexpected crisis. Set against the backdrop of a country now in turmoil, Quest is a tender depiction of an American family whose journey is a profound testament to love, healing and hope.

Director:  Jonathan Olshefski   Running Time: 104 minutes

Devoid of any political posturing or editorial agenda, Quest is a jarring and gentle testament to the powers of family and individual kindness. –Hollywood Reporter