Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Quest (documentary)

Quest, dir. Jonathan Olshefski, 2017 USA, 106 min. 👍
Sunday, June 18, 9:15 p.m., Roxie Theatre

A documentary film crew spent nearly a decade with a family in North Philadelphia, capturing the ups and downs, births and near-death experiences, and daily life. We see the family through 8 years of Obama, right up to the cusp of Cheeto-face. It’s a remarkable documentary in its own right, well worth seeing, but the LGBTQ content is pretty scant. The teenage daughter comes out more than halfway through the film, leading to a little bit of discussion, but you could have re-cut this film to 100 minutes and never have known that anyone in the film was anything but straight. The daughter’s coming out is almost a non-issue, which is as it should be. An excellent film, but somewhat out of place in an LGBTQ film festival. Recommended.

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