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In My Fathers HouseThe documentary explores identity and legacy in the African-American family, as Grammy award-winning rapper Che 'Rhymefest' Smith and his homeless alcoholic father reconnect after 25 years and try to build a new future in Chicago's turbulent South Side.
Directors of "In My Fathers House"Ricki SternAnne Sundberg
Creators of "In My Fathers House"Ricki SternAnne Sundberg
Critic Reviews of "In My Fathers House"New York TimesOctober 08, 2015
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.Seattle TimesOctober 08, 2015
What's powerful and interesting about "In My Father's House" is the way so much goodwill and urging are tested in Che's personal life.Boston GlobeOctober 08, 2015
Though it brings limited insight to the problem of absent fathers in the black community, "In My Father's House" tells a story of loneliness, abandonment, anger, and joy that all can relate to.Washington PostOctober 08, 2015
"In My Father's House" offers lots of interesting raw material, but it could use a disinterested observer's remix.Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 07, 2015
[In My Father's House] could not have come at a better time.Hollywood ReporterOctober 06, 2015
The result is a film whose exploration of responsibility and addiction will interest viewers who've never heard of Smith.Shadow and ActApril 12, 2017
[IMFH] is a beautifully haunting film about the cycles that we find ourselves in. Its both hilarious and heartbreaking moments really shine light on the affects of absentee parents, drug and alcohol abuse, as well as homelessness in the Black community.The Film StageFebruary 22, 2016
A brave, personal, introspective exploration of a phenomenon that has no easy solution.Cinemalogue.comOctober 09, 2015
It's neither as hopeful nor heartbreaking as it might first appear.RedEyeOctober 08, 2015
Has vulnerability and a few laughs. But a story about reconnecting shouldn't seem so uninterested in filling in the gaps.Baret NewsOctober 06, 2015
The movie's message, if any? If you're a successful rap star, you might want to think twice before returning to the ghetto to track down the deadbeat dad you never knew. .Film-Forward.comMay 01, 2015
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.
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