Homebrewed 2015

Homebrewed #2: Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party

Followed by Skype Q&A with Stephen Cone!

Preacher's son Henry Gamble (Cole Doman) turns seventeen today, and his closest friends and family are coming over for a pool party. Set entirely during the celebration, this beautiful and perceptive new film from Stephen Cone (Homebrewed 2012 favorite The Wise Kids) explores the lives of its ensemble cast as they relax together and wrestle with complex issues such as sexuality, alcoholism and faith. While Henry's church community sometimes behaves in judgmental ways, Cone's film never does. As in his similarly down-to-earth The Wise Kids, he and his astonishing cast (drawn from Chicago's theater community) approach these carefully drawn characters with sensitivity and curiosity.