In My Father's HouseAbout the Film
Looking to set down roots and start a family with his new wife, Grammy-winning hip hop musician Che “Rhymefest” Smith buys the childhood home of his estranged father, Brian, whom he hasn’t seen in two decades and presumes is dead. Che is surprised to learn that Brian is still alive and, cognizant of his own share of parental mistakes, he decides to seek him out. Che discovers the alcoholic living on the streets not far away and begins a tentative friendship that soon blossoms into the kind of familial relationship that both men crave—but also one that brings unexpected changes and complications. Filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, NFF 2010) present a candid and sensitive exploration of African-American fatherhood across generations.