October 12 and 16

105 min


Members $7 | General $10


Thur Oct 12 3:45PM | Ace Hotel New Orleans | Member $7 General $10

Mon Oct 16 2:00PM | The New Orleans Advocate | Member $7 General $10

Christopher and Christine’a Rainey (known as Quest and Ma to their friends and visitors to their recording studio) are an ordinary couple straining under the weight of economic hardship in a violent corner of North Philadelphia. But here they take on near-mythic status, pulling and loving their family through devastating illness, wrenching violence, and the tumultuous Obama years. Intimate but never invasive, Quest is an empathetic look at coming of age, black love, poverty, race, and family that takes its place among verité greats of any era. Richly illuminating a decade in the life of an extraordinary family, Quest emerges as a song of determined resilience in a time of deep uncertainty. -NS

Filmmaker scheduled to attend

PRD: Sabrina Schmidt Gordon; DP: Jonathan Olshefski; ED: Lindsay Utz


Community Partner: Family Service of Greater New Orleans