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Chicago Premiere They just don't grow corn here anymore.
"Farnsworth has an eye for landscapes and a taste for the bizarre" -Chicago Tribune
"Farnsworth brings a smidgen of scary energy to the social hellfire, and his newbie cast
often out-act the pros" -Village Voice
"I got a hole in this nostril that would take a
quarter of dope to pack to even get drainage." -dialogue from the film, Iowa
A cautionary tale of love, crime, fantasy, and addiction, Iowa follows two young
lovers who decide to go into the "batch" business - cooking their own methamphetamine -
only to watch it burn a searing hole in their lives. Starring newcomers Matt Farnsworth
(also the writer & director) and Diane Foster, Iowa also features dynamic
performances by film veterans John Savage (The Deer Hunter, The New World)
and Rosanna Arquette (The Executioner's Song, Crash). Iowa vividly
presents an unflinching look at the crystal meth epidemic in the Midwest, and its
devastating effect on the lives of users and the people around them. With verve, humor
and high-energy, Midwest native Farnsworth exposes a treacherous way of life that has
become an undeniable part of Americana.
Directed by Matt Farnsworth, 2005, U.S.A., 35mm,