2017 Milwaukee Film Festival

Sept. 28 - Oct. 12



Director: Jonathan Olshefski

Film Summary

Documentary Festival Favorites | 1:45 | 2017 | USA | | View Website

Filmed over the course of a decade, Quest tells the sprawling story of North Philadelphia's Rainey family: patriarch Christopher, aka "Quest"; matriarch Christine'a, aka "Ma Quest"; and their two children, all swimming against the tide of crime and strife engulfing their inner-city neighborhood, offering their home music studio as an oasis for locals to use as a creative outlet for their daily strife. An incredible portrait of a decade's worth of joy and sorrow endured by a family fueled by hope and love, Quest is a quintessential American portrait.

Director Jonathan Olshefski
Executive Producer Sally Jo Fifer
Producer Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
Cinematographer Jonathan Olshefski
Editor Lindsay Utz

Community Partners

ACTS Housing, ArtWorks for Milwaukee, COA Youth & Family Centers, Habitat Young Professionals MKE