In My Father’s House, co-directors Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern

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IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE tells the story of the career rise, fall and potential artistic return of Che “Rhymefest” Smith as it chronicles his sincere but often-fraught journey to build a future for his own family by reconnecting with his traumatic past. In My Father’s House goes well beyond exploring the journey of reconnecting with absentee father, Brian Tillman. Rhymefest and the entire Smith family virtually invite you into their home as they share about his journey in the music industry, navigating his own struggles with fatherhood and more. The film provides intimate access to this complex hip-hop artist at a time of both personal and professional redemption. Award winning hip-hop artist and writer – co-writer of the 2015 Oscar winning song “Glory” and 2005 Grammy winner “Jesus Walks” with Kanye West – Che “Rhymefest” Smith, is the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary film about fatherhood and personal redemption. The film debuted in April at the Tribeca Film Festival in the World Documentary Feature Competition. IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE is directed by Emmy, Gotham and Independent Spirit Awards nominated filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK, THE TRIALS OF DARRYL HUNT, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, KNUCKLEBALL!!). Sundberg and Stern join us for a conversation on the redemptive power of family, seeing our parents through the lens parenthood and unconditional love.

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WINNER – Best Documentary at Bentonville Film Festival 2015

WINNER – Southwest Airlines Audience Award Overall Winner at Nashville Film Festival 2015

WINNER – Southwest Airlines Audience Award Documentary Competition at Nashville Film Festival 2015

WINNER – Honorable Mention in Best Original Song Competition at Nashville Film Festival 2015, for “Found You,” written and performed by Rhymefest

“Watching Mr. Tillman as he cheerfully embraces sobriety to please his son, and is rebuffed by his former street pals for doing so, we see a poignant meditation on how our expectations of loved ones can become a burden that not everyone can carry.” – Jeanette Catsoulis, New York Times

“Che’s mission to lift his father up. . .intimately demonstrates [how] health care, education and supportive housing. . .help a motivated man gain confidence and his life.” – Mora Lee Mandel, Film Foward

“[In My Father’s House] could not have come at a better time.” – Miriam Di Nunzio
Chicago Sun-Times

“In My Father’s House” tells a story of loneliness, abandonment, anger, and joy that all can relate to.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

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