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QUEST: A North Philly Preview Community Screening + Weekend Event

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Documentary Program

Friday, August 25, 2017 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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QUEST Screening, Friday (8 PM)
FRIDAY, Aug. 25th, 8 PM Evening Screening of QUEST and Q&A with the Raineys & the Filmmakers. On Saturday, you can join us for FREE Community Workshops! All are welcome! See below for details.
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QUEST Screening, Sat Matinee (11 AM)
Sat, Aug 26th, 11 AM Matinee Screening of QUEST. Followed by FREE Community Workshops! All are welcome! See below for details.
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QUEST Workshops, Sat. (1 PM)
Register here for the FREE Community Workshops: Women's Roundtable (1 PM); Men’s Roundtable (1 PM); Youth Music-Making Session (2:30 PM); How to Create Thriving Communities (2:30 PM); Lunch provided.
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Event Details

A North Philly Special Weekend Event!
Free and Open to the Public!
RSVP Required

 

QUEST
Portrait of An American Family

Preview Screening and Community Event
August 25 & 26

“…a living, breathing, stunning documentary…”
- Variety

Join us for a special "sneak peak" preview screening of QUEST, the award-winning documentary film about North Philly's own Rainey family and their basement music studio-- Everquest Recordings-- the home of "Freestyle Fridays":

Church of the Advocate
1801 Diamond St. (and N. 18th St.)

Friday, Aug 25th, 8 - 10 PM
Evening Screening
Q&A with the Rainey family and the filmmakers

Saturday, Aug 26th, 11 AM - 4 PM
Matinee Screening
Free Community Workshops
All Are Welcome   See below for more information

 

Saturday Program:

11 AM
Screening + Q&A

 

1 - 1:15 PM
Break for lunch for 1st set of workshops. Brown Bag lunch provided. Vegetarian option available.

 

Women's Roundtable: Growing Your Power
Led by: Shesheena A. Bray, Sankofa Community Empowerment

(All self-identifying women and girls welcome)

This group will explore leadership and community organizing for black women and femmes, of all ages. Participants will discuss collective and individual action in addressing the well-being of communities.The importance of intersectionality, trauma, and self-care will also be shared.

 

Men's Roundtable: Cultivating Healthy Manhood and Healthy Communities
Led by: Quentin Walcott, CONNECT
(All self-identifying men and boys welcome, ages 14 and up)

 

A conversation and strategy session that looks at  manhood, fatherhood and other forms of masculinity that are strong themes in QUEST. How can men of color cope effectively with structural oppression, and what role can they play to prevent violence and build safer and more peaceful communities?

 


2:30 - 2:45
Break for lunch for 2nd set of workshops. Brown Bag lunch provided. Vegetarian option available.

 

Sounds & Stories: Raise Your Voice
(Youth music-making: beats, lyric and song writing)
Led by: Michael O'Bryan, The Village of Arts and Humanities

 

In this hands-on workshop, participants will be making beats, writing songs and lyrics. They will learn simple methods and practices to develop their music making and writing process. The session will also share organizations and resources in the city where they can further their music skills and opportunities.

 

How to Create Thriving Communities
Led by: Hilary Beard, Author & Coach

 

This session will explore how to create optimal environments for the healthy development of Black girls and boys. Hilary will share ideas and practices parents, educators, and everyone can use to help young people develop problem-solving skills and other crucial elements for positive development.

Partners and Presenters include:

Church of the Advocate; The Village of Arts and Humanities; WURD Radio; GreenLight Fund; BDC-Black Documentary Collective; BlackStar Film Festival; Campaign for Black Male Achievement; CONNECT/Quentin Walcott; Department of Behavioral Health and disAbility Services; The Engage Media Project; Greater Philadelphia Film Office; Mural Arts Philadelphia; Natural Creativity; Philadelphia Ceasefire; Rooftop Films; Sankofa; Scribe Video Center; Wavelength Films, Wyncote Foundation.

 

Seating is limited. RSVP Required. Admission is first come, first serve. 

 

About The Film:

Filmed for almost a decade, QUEST is the moving portrait of North Philly's own Rainey family, and their basement home music studio, Everquest Recordings-- a creative sanctuary for the neighborhood. Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, the film follows Christopher "Quest" Rainey and his wife Christine'a "Ma Quest" as they raise a family and host "Freestyle Fridays," a weekly event where all are welcome to get on the mic. Epic in scope, QUEST is a profound testament to love and comittment, healing and hope-- for the family and the community they love.

Have questions about QUEST: A North Philly Preview Community Screening + Weekend Event? Contact CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Documentary Program

When & Where


Church of the Advocate
1801 Diamond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Friday, August 25, 2017 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)


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