The Chicago native documented his entire journey to reunite with his father in his upcoming film, In My Father's House, which will premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
Cusumano also highlighted some documentary premieres. Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg will show a new piece about hip-hop artist Che "Rhymefest" Smith and his relationship with his father call "In My Father's House."
Here are the 20 must-sees - world premieres, stirring docs, indies and star-studded affairs - at this year's Tribeca Film Festival
In My Father's House will premiere during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival
Rhymefest will premiere the trailer to his documentary, "In My Father's House" during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
Rhymefest made a film about finding his homeless father.
Rhymefest talks about meeting Kanye West in new documentary
In an exclusive clip, Smith reunites with his father and expresses the great deal of pain that's coming with being estranged for so long.
The Tribeca Film Festival has announced half of its 2015 slate of 97 feature films, setting a lineup that includes the world premiere of a documentary about Che "Rhymefest" Smith, who recently won an Oscar for co-writing the song "Glory" from "Selma."
The dozen films in the world documentary competition include new work from Albert Maysles, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg.
Among the documentaries making their world premieres, organizers said, are "In My Father's House," a look by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg at the family dynamics of Chicago rapper Che "Rhymefest" Smith...
Ovation is peeling back the curtains of the fashion world with The Fashion Fund, a series following the endowment that began 10 years ago supporting emerging designers.
Fashion design competitions like "Project Runway" may have become a reality TV staple, but "The Fashion Fund" is going for something a little more real.
"It seems hard to imagine that there is a great consumer desire for another documentary following the lives of impoverished fashion designers as they struggle to succeed. And yet I found myself oddly compelled by a new Web series that goes behind the scenes..."
This film peels away the mask of an iconic comedian and exposes the struggles, sacrifices and joys of this groundbreaking female performer.
"I think 'Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work' is fascinating and has a lot of laughs in it. It's more than that. It's the portrait of a woman who will..."
"Joan Rivers - where have you been all my life? That, at least, is what I thought after watching (twice) the documentary 'Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.' Directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg..."
“Zinger: In the very funny Joan Rivers documentary, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, the comic is seen working a tribute to George Carlin….”
"'Knuckleball!' has been picked up by FilmBuff and will be released on digital and VOD platforms this September..."
"On Monday night, when filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg watched New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey from the stands at Citi Field, they had special reason to root for him..."
"Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey arrived to Saturday's Knuckleball! premiere event at a downtown Manhattan's World Financial Center Plaza straight from Citi Field and a win over the San Francisco Giants..."
Documented in graphic detail, using video and photography, making this a difficult but astonishing visual experience as well as a thought-provoking one.
"Brutal, urgent, devastating - the documentary 'The Devil Came on Horseback' demands to be seen as soon as possible and by as many viewers as possible..."
Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's film was placed on the Oscar shortlist Wednesday for best documentary.
"The Trials of Darryl Hunt" is a powerful and unsettling chronicle of the 20-year struggle to free a man twice convicted fo a crime he didn't commit.
ThinkFilm has acquired North American rights to "The Trials of Darryl Hunt," the true story of a man wrongly convicted of rape and murder.
A large and sympathetic crowd filled Wilmington's Thalian Hall as "The Trials of Darryl Hunt" screened on the first night of the Cucalorus Film Festival.
The Trials Of Darryl Hunt screens at Park City Film Series
Innocent until proven guilty? Liberty and justice for all? Spanning two decades, this powerful documentary chronicles a brutal 1984 rape/murder case in North Carolina and a wrongly convicted man...