Making its NYC premiere at Brooklyn’s Northside Festival on June 16th, Homemakers is the story of part-time Austin pPunk singer — and full-time harbinger of chaos and destruction — Irene McCabey. She arrives in Pittsburgh to claim her inheritance: a crumbling, abandoned three-story row house built by her great-grandfather. With the help of a drinking buddy who happens to be her long lost cousin, Irene attempts a boozy restoration project and discovers in the forgotten home a hidden urge to settle down—but when shit gets shitty, Irene’s newfound domesticity may not be strong enough to subdue the rampaging child within. At the film’s center is a searing, multi-layered performance by Rachel McKeon as Irene.
Homemakers recalls the Punk girl oeuvre of Times Square and the Gen-Y self-discovery of Frances Ha, but is unique unto itself with its irreverence, humor — embodied in its eclectic set design. The film also boasts a particularly kick-ass female protagonist in McKeon’s Irene.
It’s the winner of the Audience Award at the Independent Film Festival Boston.
Northside Festival Screenings
NY Premiere Screening
Followed by After Party at the Nitehawk Bar!
When: Monday, June 16th @7:15pm
Where: Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY)
When: Tuesday, June 17 @9:30PM
Where: indieScreen (285 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, New York City)