Che "Rhymefest" Smith — Grammy, Golden Globe, and Oscar award-winning songwriter and rapper ("Jesus Walks" by Kanye West and "Glory" from Selma, respectively), humanitarian, activist and political organizer — opens up about the journey to finding his father after more than 20 years in Chicago, IL in the award-winning BreakThru Films documentary In My Father's House

'In My Father's House' an award-winning documentary, shares the story of Rhymefest journey to find his father and reconcile with him. Opening in select theaters nationwide, today, October, 9, 2015.
In My Father's House, an award-winning documentary, shares the story of Rhymefest's journey to find his father and reconcile with him. It opens in select theaters nationwide on October, 9, 2015. Photo: In My Father's House
  In My Father's House goes well beyond exploring the journey of reconnecting with absentee father, Brian Tillman, who proves to be quite a character and balances the sobering tone of the film with his humor and candid remarks throughout. 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. It all started with a piece in the Chicago Tribune, published in 2013, about Rhymefest trying to reconcile with his father. BreakThru Films directors and producers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg felt compelled to reach out to him to learn more about his story. Rhymefest and his wife Donnie Smith aim to encourage others to "share their truth" as they are both products of parents who had drug problems and fathers who weren't around for most of their lives. Through their work in the community, starting Donda's House, and now this film, it's clear that their mission is to empower others and encourage them to take action locally and nationally. Rhymefest is currently featured in Kenneth Cole's latest campaign entitled "Courageous Class" for his work as a role model

Attending the VIP screening of the film in Chicago at Music Box Theater was a historic event as it brought together local legends in the music industry, media and more

BreakThru Films' directors and producers Rikki Stern and Annie Sunberg pictured with Rhymefest, Common, and Rhymefest' father Brian Tillman subject of the film. Photo Credit: Juan Anthony Images
BreakThru Films directors and producers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (far right) pictured with Rhymefest (second from left), Common (center), and Rhymefest's father Brian Tillman (second from the right) subject of the film. Photo Credit: Juan Anthony Images
Common introduced the film with opening remarks and Judge Greg Mathis, who regularly discusses fatherhood, shared remarks at the conclusion of the film

Common opening the VIP screening at the Music Box Theater in Chicago, IL.
Common opening the VIP screening at the Music Box Theater in Chicago, IL. Photo: Juan Anthony Images
 
The entire Smith family attended the VIP screening in Chicago, IL at the Music Box Theater. Photo Credit: Juan Anthony Images
The entire Smith family attended the VIP screening in Chicago, IL at the Music Box Theater. From left to right: (Rhymefest' grandmother, his eldest child Solomon, mother, Rhymefest, his wife Donnie Smith, and his father Brian Tillman) Photo: Juan Anthony Images
The film will be opening nationwide in select AMC theaters today:
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In My Father's House opening in select theaters nationwide. Photo: Kenneth Cole, "The Courageous Class: Rhymefest"
Watch the trailer for In My Father's House below: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1IHFXqriUU[/embed] Find out where you can buy tickets to the limited release in AMC Theaters today! In My Father's House will be available on demand and DVD December 1st and on Showtime in 2016

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