While holding down a day job, Christopher Quest Rainey—along with his wife Christine'a (aka Ma Quest)—has long been opening the door of his home music studio to his north Philadelphia neighbors, offering creative sanctuary from the turmoil that fills their community. Inspired by their passion, director-cinematographer Jonathan Olshefski decided to capture a day in the life of the Raineys and their children on film—and wound up capturing a decade's worth.
The resulting documentary is a deeply intimate portrait of a working-class African-American family as they share joys, weather storms and face the future together. Set against the backdrop of a nation in growing sociopolitical crisis, it's also a profound testament to love, hope and our capacity for healing.
Producer: Sabrina Schmidt Gordon | Editor: Lindsay Utz | Cinematographer: Jonathan Olshefski