QUEST

A Portrait of an American Family


Complete Press

• Indiewire, Paula Bernstein, IFP Sets 10 Docs for Its 10th Annual Indie Filmmaker Labs, May 12, 2014

• Rowan Today, Stephen Levine, Quest of a lifetime: Film prof nets $100K MacArthur grant, February 8, 2016

• Philadelphia Inquirer, Mike Newall, A portrait of a family and a window into the city, February 14, 2016

• Temple University Press, Angelo Fichera, Alumnus’ film follows North Philadelphia family, March 15, 2016

• Indiewire, Graham Winfrey, How This Filmmaking Grant Fostered the Doc Scene for 10 Years — and Won’t Stop Anytime Soon, June 2, 2016

• Sundance Institute, staff, 2017 Sundance Film Festival: Competition And Next Lineup Announced, November 29, 2016

• Indiewire, Steve Greene, Sundance 2017 IndieWire Critics Poll Results: Best Documentary, January 21, 2017 (QUEST ranked #2)

• RogerEbert.com, Brian Tallerico, Sundance 2017: “The Force,” “QUEST,” “Trophy” , January 22, 2017

• Filmmaker Magazine, Vadim Rizov, Sundance Dispatch 2: Dina, QUEST, My Happy Family, January 22, 2017

• Indiewire, Chris O’Falt, ‘QUEST’: How a Photo Essay Turned into a Documentary About 8 Years in the Life of a North Philly Family, January 23, 2017

• AV Club, A. A, Dowd, Woody Harrelson, Daniel Clowes, and our favorite films of Sundance 2017, January 25, 2017

• Indiewire, Annakeara Stinson and Chris O'Falt, Sundance 2017: Here Are the Cameras Used to Shoot This Year’s Acclaimed Films, January 25, 2017

• Filmmaker Magazine, Staff, “I Became Like Furniture”: Director/DP Jonathan Olshefski on QUEST, January 25, 2017

• Flavorwire, Jason Bailey, Sundance Diary, Day 7: ‘Oklahoma City,’ ‘QUEST,’ ‘Trophy,’ and Final Thoughts, January 26, 2017

• Exclaim!, Josiah Hughes, Exclaim!'s Best (and Worst) Films from Sundance 2017, January 27, 2017

• Indiewire, Chris O’Falt, Power Struggles: Sundance Documentarians Tell Us What It Means to Collaborate With Their Subjects, January 28, 2017

• Indiewire, Eric Kohn, Sundance 2017 Awards Analysis: In a Troubled World, Jurors Chose the Personal Stories, January 29, 2017

• Birth Death Movies, Jason Gorber, Sundance Interview: QUEST’s Jonathan Olshefski And Sabrina Schmidt Gordon. How a ten-year-journey become of of this Sundance's best documentaries, January 30, 2017

• Roger Ebert.com, Sasha Kohan, Sundance 2017 Interview: The Filmmakers of “QUEST”, January, 30, 2017

• Indiewire, Steve Greene, Sundance: The 12 Best Movies of the 2017 Festival, January 31, 2017

• Columbia Daily Tribune, Roger McKinney, True/False films take on race, March 5, 2017

• Screen Anarchy, Christopher Bourne, New Directors/New Films 2017: 6 Must-See Selections, March 15, 2017

• Criterion Cast, Joshua Brunsting, New Directors/New Films 2017 Runs March 15-26, And Here Are The Films You’ll Be Hearing About, March 14, 2017

• Hammer to Nail, Nelson Kim, Nelson Kim’s New Directors/New Films 2017 Highlights, March 17, 2017

• Paste Magazine, Tim Grierson, Take Care of Each Other: Paste at the 2017 True/False Film Fest, March 20, 2017

• Indiewire, Chris O’Falt, One-Person Crew: The Pros and Cons of Making a Documentary By Yourself, March 27, 2017

• Creative Loafing Charlotte, Matt Brunson, RiverRun Wrap 2017, April 10, 2017

• Real Screen, Meagan Kashty, “QUEST,” “The Earth Did Not Speak” take home Full Frame doc prizes, April 10, 2017

• The Duke Chronicle, Nina Wilder, Full Frame 2017: Interview with the cast and crew of ‘QUEST’, April 12, 2017

• Pro Bono Australia, Staff, Tenth Human Rights Arts & Film Festival Launches 2017 Program, April 12, 2017

• The Toronto Star, Bruce Demara, What’s hot at the Hot Docs film festival this year, April 23, 2017

• Hot Docs Jots, staff, Director Jonathan Olshefski and Producer Sabrina Schmidt Gordon discuss process in QUEST, April 25, 2017

• Variety, JD Knapp, 2017 Nashville Film Festival: Complete Winners List, April 29, 2017

• PDN Photo District News, Holly Stuart Hughes, An American Family/First-Time Director Jonathan Olshefski on Creating a Feature-Length Documentary, June 2017

• Art Forum, Amy Taubin, Everyday People: Jonathan Olshefski’s Documentary Portrait of an American Family in Philadelphia, Summer 2017

• Full Frame, staff, Director Jonathan Olshefski on QUEST, August 31, 2017

• Filmmaker Magazine, Vadim Rizov, 25 New Faces of Independent Film, Fall 2017

• Real Screen, Daniele Alcinii, CIFF ’17: “Taste of Cement,” “QUEST” take prizes, September 19, 2017

• Live Mint, Uday Bhatia, Mumbai Film Festival: Set aside a week for cinema, October 7, 2017

• Cinema Eye Honors, Cinema Eye Honors Announces the 2017 Unforgettables, October 18, 2017

• Indiewire, Anne Thompson, Cinema Eye Names Subjects from ‘Faces Places’ and ‘Jane’ Among 2017’s ‘Unforgettables’, October 18, 2017

• The Indian Express, Komal PJ Panchal, Village Rockstar steals the show, October 19, 2017

• Variety, Naman Ramachandran, ‘Village Rockstars,’ ‘Summer 1993’ Win Mumbai Film Festival, October 18, 2017

• Seven Days: Vermont’s Independent Voice, Rachel Elizabeth Jones, Vermont International Film Fest Brings Issues to the Screen, October 18, 2017

• The Hindu Times, Kennith Rosario, Mumbai film festival draws to a close, October 19, 2017

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