Quest
Quest

Regent Square Theater
January 5
5 – 10 p.m.

Pittsburgh cinephiles will be the first to see Jon Olshefski’s award-winning documentary, “Quest,” when it premieres Friday night at the recently reopened Regent Square Theater.

The event kicks off with a free opening reception and photography exhibition at the adjacent Concept Art Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will showcase 35mm prints Olshefski took while making the film.

The 7 p.m. screening will be followed by a Q&A with Olshefski, who will be joined by documentary filmmaker Tony Buba and hip-hop artist and activist Jasiri X.

Ten years in the making, the cinema vérité film portrait follows Christopher “Quest” Rainey, and his wife, Christine’a “Ma Quest,” as they raise a family while supporting a community of hip-hop artists in their home music studio, creating a safe space and creative sanctuary in their North Philadelphia neighborhood.

A moving exploration of race and class, as well as a tribute to love, healing and hope, “Quest” has been selected for 75 international festivals and has won multiple awards and prizes.

A native of Squirrel Hill and Turtle Creek, Olshefski was named one of “9 New Directors You Need to Watch” by “The New York Times.”

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...