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Quest (2017)Filmed over the course of eight years, filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski chronicles the daily struggles and successes of the Raineys, an African-American family living in Philadelphia.Keywords:
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Critic Reviews of "Quest (2017)"Globe and MailFebruary 23, 2018
There is no grand narrative or point to be hammered home; instead, Olshefski delivers a subtle, sincere and honest portrait of barely making ends meet in modern America.San Francisco ChronicleJanuary 04, 2018
"Quest" could very easily have been titled "An American Family" as well.Los Angeles TimesDecember 14, 2017
Through eight years of filming ... the director discovers an everyday American story of extraordinary strength.Time OutDecember 08, 2017
Olshefski captures the frustration, resignation and determination that leaves you struck by this family -- average in their concerns but extraordinary in their dedication to one another.Rolling StoneDecember 08, 2017
Quest speaks volumes about working-class life and the necessity of community, parenting, perseverance, speaking out, speaking up, hope.RogerEbert.comDecember 08, 2017
[An] extraordinary documentary.Film ThreatJune 04, 2018
...a story worth telling, but due to a lack of context and poor directing, that story is executed in the most boring manner possible.Film Comment MagazineMarch 08, 2018
Ordinariness-and [Jonathan] Olshefski's ordinary, level-headed approach to documenting their life-is the keynote of this intensely moving and involving film.NOW TorontoFebruary 22, 2018
Quest is one of those great movies that captures the turbulent currents of American life by zooming in on a single household.Hammer to NailJanuary 23, 2018
Things happen - some severe, some less so - and life goes on. And always there is Olshefski, a one-man film crew who captures it all and distills it for our narrative pleasure.San Francisco ExaminerJanuary 05, 2018
It may be impossible not to be moved by the goodness, grace and dignity displayed by the Raineys as they weather challenges.SF WeeklyJanuary 04, 2018
At a lean 90 minutes, Quest never drags, but it's also begging to be extended into that update of An American Family which, for some reason, has never materialized.
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