In My Father's House
Monday, July 20, 7:30 PM -- Union Chapel, Oak Bluffs
Discussion with Che and Donnie Smith, Brian Tillman, and directors Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg
“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.