“Through eight years of filming … the director discovers an everyday American story of extraordinary strength”

Sherri Linden, Los Angeles Times

Quest speaks volumes about working-class life and the necessity of community, parenting, perseverance, speaking out, speaking up, hope.”

David Fear, Rolling Stone

“I’ve rarely seen a movie about citizenship as quietly eloquent as Quest.”

A.O. Scott, New York Times

[A] living, breathing, stunning documentary study of an African-American family in North Philadelphia weathering a tumultuous decade.

Guy Lodge, Variety


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