In collaboration with Scribe Video Producers' Forum
Quest w/See Me On The Beat
Jon Olshefski, USA, 2017, 90 min.
With filmmaker Jon Olshefski in person.
Filmed with vérité intimacy for over a decade, Quest is the moving portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher “Quest” Rainey, along with his wife Christine’a, aka “Ma Quest,” 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, Quest is a tender depiction of an American family whose journey is a profound testament to love, healing and hope.
See Me On The Beat
This short illustrates how a dance can be a magical, high adrenaline, jovial, and rejuvenating experience. When a couple is in synch with each other and with the music, sometimes dancing can transcend space and time.
Olshefski is an artist and documentary filmmaker. Quest is
his first feature length documentary. He has an MFA in Film and Media Arts from
Temple University and is currently an Assistant Professor at Rowan University
where he teaches in the department of Radio, TV, and Film. He lives in
Philadelphia with his wife and two sons.
This screening is co-sponsored with the Film and Media Arts Department of Temple University