Quest – Jonathan Olshefski

Quest – Jonathan Olshefski

Filmed with vérité intimacy over a ten-year period, QUEST is the moving portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher “Quest” Rainey and his wife Christine’a open the door to their home music studio, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife gripping their neighborhood. Over the years, everyday life brings a mix of joy and unexpected crisis. Set against the backdrop of a country in turmoil, QUEST is a tender depiction of an American family whose journey is a profound testament to love, healing and hope.


“The movie’s quiet eloquence invites you to reflect on what it means to belong to a family and a place, and also on the nature of citizenship at a time of political polarization.” – The New York Times


Jonathan Olshefski - QUESTJonathan Olshefski, Director

Jon Olshefski is a documentary filmmaker and artist based in Philadelphia. He strives to tell intimate and nuanced stories that honor his subjects.  He works with his film subjects emphasizing collaboration, to reflect their points of view. Olshefski has an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, and is currently an Associate Professor of Radio, TV, and Film at Rowan University.



Wednesday March 7, 2018 Williams Hall Auditorium, Oxford College of Emory University Oxford, GA 7:30 PM ET
Thursday March 8, 2018 Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University Auburn, AL 6:00 PM CT
Monday March 12, 2018 Martha Street Culp Auditorium, East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN 7:00 PM ET
Tuesday March 13, 2018 University Center Theater, Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC 7:00 PM ET
Wednesday March 14, 2018 Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, Clayton Center for the Arts Maryville, TN 7:00 PM ET
Thursday March 15, 2018 Neville Hall, Presbyterian College Clinton, SC 7:00 PM ET
Sunday March 18, 2018 Winder Cultural Arts Center Winder, GA 4:00 PM ET