Grammy Award-winning rapper Rhymefest’s heavily buzzed about film, In My Father’s House, which debuted earlier this year to rave reviews at the Tribeca FilmFestival, is getting a theatrical release across the country.

The touching film takes a close look at the rapper’s journey in reconnecting with his father after having no contact with him for a number of years. Rhymefest, born Che Smith, recently spoke with HipHopDX about some of the more difficult aspects of reconnecting with his father after such a long time:

“Without giving the movie away, he’s an alcoholic. Being an alcoholic, that’s a disease. So I thought, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna reunite with my father and everything’s gonna be all great.’ I didn’t realize that when you’re dealing with somebody with a disease, at first everything is all good. People fill diseases with people — somebody who’s your girlfriend or boyfriend —and think ‘I’m better now because I got somebody to love me.’ ”

Since debuting at the Tribeca Film FestIn My Father’s House has picked up a number of awards, including Best Documentary at the Bentonville Film Festival and Southwest Airlines’ Audience Award Overall Winner at the Nashville Film Festival.

In My Father’s House is set to open in almost 20 markets across the country including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. on October 9th.

For more information on the film, please visit www.inmyfathershousefilm.com