February 28, 2013 at 12:04 pm EST | by WBadmin
A fierce fest
Meth Head, Lukas Haas, gay news, Washington Blade

The main character Kyle (played by Lukas Haas) in the film ‘Meth Head’ is shown here at his lowest. ‘Meth Head’ is scheduled to premiere at the D.C. Independent Film Festival. (Photo courtesy Maria Datch)

The D.C. Independent Film Festival, which kicks off on Wednesday at 6 p.m. and closes March 9 at 9:30 p.m., hosts two films with LGBT themes as part of its lineup: “Meth Head” and “A Cure.” The entire event takes place at the U.S. Navy Heritage Center (701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW).

“Meth Head” chronicles the journey of Kyle Peoples as he sees the means to escape a mundane reality through his new friendships with Maia and Dusty. However, their love for crystal meth will eventually cost Kyle his job, lover, family and home. It has its world premiere on Thursday at 8:15 p.m.

“A Cure” follows Sarah as her mother pulls her out of school when she discovers that Sarah is sexually attracted to girls and forces her into reparative therapy. This film is set to screen on March 9 at noon.

Most screenings are $12, however some events are $15-$22. For more information, visit dciff-indie.org.

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