In my father's house
Monday, July 20 - Union Chapel, Oak Bluffs
7:30 PM Feature Film
Discussion to follow with film subjects Che and Donnie Smith, Brian Tillman, and directors Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, after which there will be a 30-minute concert featuring Che "Rhymefest" Smith backed by top local musicians
Dirs. Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg l Documentary | U.S.A. | 2015 | 93 min.
Hip-hop artist and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Che “Rhymefest” Smith wanted to raise his new family in the same house in which he grew up. Shortly after purchasing his childhood home on Chicago’s turbulent South Side, he discovers that his estranged father is a homeless alcoholic living only blocks away. Che sets out to reconnect with the man who abandoned him more than twenty years ago, but fatherhood is more complicated than his idealized version allowed him to believe. This stirring, multigenerational character study offers a thoughtful examination of contemporary black fatherhood on an individual and community level.
Thank you to the screening sponsors Diana Barrett for the Fledgling Fund, Maria & Kenneth Cole, and