Northside’s back at Nitehawk this year with eight films to share. We’ve cobbled together everything that’s going on below, what to expect, who’s going to be here, the works. Judging by the pictures, though, one thing you can expect are a lot of women in bathing suits — I’m not sure if that was on purpose or not.
Homemakers (2014) | Buy Tickets
Director: Colin Healey
Starring: Rachel McKeon, Jack Culbertson
When is it Playing: Monday, June 16 at 7:15pm
What’s the Deal with This Movie Anyway?: A grating art-rock chick bounces around the country from one hip hive to the next before finally scoring a dilapidated Pittsburgh house in her grandfather’s will. She decides to move in and shape the place to her liking, which mostly means breaking everything and splattering paint every which way.
Who’s Going to Be There: Director Colin Healey
What Else You Got?: Dan Schoenbrun’s short Awesome Asian Bad Guys about a gang of 80’s and 90’s action movie refugees who band together to take down a mob boss.
Heavenly Creatures (1994) | Buy Tickets
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet
When is it Playing: Monday, June 16 at 9:45pm
What’s the Deal with This Movie Anyway?: Peter Jackson’s fantastical retelling of the 1954 Parker-Hulme murder lit up the festival and indie circuit when it hit 20 years ago. It was the debut of both Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey, who play inseparable friends whose intense relationship raises their parents’ concerns (it was the 50’s, after all), ultimately leading to an unnervingly brutal crime.
Who’s Going to Be There: J.D. Samson of Le Tigre and MEN fame will be here to introduce the film on behalf of QUEER/ART/FILM and discuss the the film’s impact on her life and work.
What Else You Got?: We’re also playing Barbara Hammer’s influential short film Dyketactics beforehand.