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Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll ... in Iowa?!?

By Chris Karr in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 7, 2006 11:53AM

slide0022_image004.gifDarren Afronsky’s Requiem for a Dream enjoys a special place in our DVD collection. It was one of those films that was superbly put together, but because it was so well done, we find it hard to just sit down and casually watch. It is the East Coast “here’s your brain on drugs” film.

Tonight at the Midwest Independent Film Festival, the Midwest is responding with our drug film in the form of Iowa. Iowa is a feature-length film that portrays the methamphetamine epidemic in the Midwestern small town and how drugs screw with people. (Trailer) The film was written by Midwest native Matt Farnsworth and features an unusually strong cast, including John Savage (The Deer Hunter) and Michael T. Weiss (NBC’s "The Pretender"). The movie will be shown tonight at 7:30 p.m. after a panel on “Bringing Hollywood Talent to Midwest Films” at the Landmark Century Theater at 2828 N. Clark St.

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