Facets Cinémathèque

October 9–15, 2015

U.S. Theatrical


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Filmmaker Colin Healey in person!

Film still: Homemakers Film still: Homemakers


Audience Award
Boston Independent
Film Fest
"Homemakers...exerts a certain fascination with its spirited atmosphere and often quirky humor... Ultimately, however, it's [Rachel] McKeon's sexy and endlessly emotionally expressive turn that energizes the proceedings"
  —Hollywood Reporter
Recommended "[Irene McCabey and her character] are fucking amazing and fucking terrifying, at the risk of vast understatement. A life of blaze and haze in search of simple contentment, with dear human complexity, caught in a funny, ragged, raucous, even joyous capsule"
  —NewCity Chicago

Part-time Austin indie rocker, and full-time harbinger of chaos and destruction, Irene McCabey (Rachel McKeon) arrives in Pittsburgh to claim her inheritance: a crumbling, abandoned three-story row house built by her great-grandfather. With the help of Cam, a drinking buddy who happens to be her long lost cousin, Irene attempts a boozy restoration project. Together, they dive into a renovation that confuses drunken cut-ups, performance art, and good old American vandalism, as her newfound domestic instincts conflicts with her propensity for chaos. However, Irene discovers in the forgotten home a hidden urge to settle down—Irene-the-homewrecker changing into Irene-the-homemaker—may not be strong enough to subdue the rampaging child within.

With a line on absurd physical, writer-director Colin Healey's first feature shows an infectious zest for the dust and mayhem of creating any kind of life.

Directed by Colin Healey, 2014, U.S.A., 85 mins.

Facets Film Dialogue

Filmmaker Colin Healey will be here for a Q&A after the 7:30 pm screening on Friday, October 9 and the 5:45 & 7:45 pm shows on Saturday, October 10.


  • Fri., Oct. 9 at 7:30 pm
  • Sat.–Sun., Oct. 10–11 at 3:45, 5:45 & 7:45 pm
  • Mon.–Tues. & Thurs., Oct. 12–13 & 15 at 7:30 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. Call the Cinémathèque Hotline at 773.281.4114 for the latest schedule, showtimes and updates.

For all Cinémathèque inquiries, contact Charles Coleman at 773.281.9075 or

  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation