World premiere / september 26 / camden opera house / 8pm / featuring a performance by dave gutter / $15
Sex, Drugs & Blueberries, a film by Crash Barry and starring Maine rock icon Dave Gutter, is a gritty look at the oxycontin abuse epidemic that has plagued Washington County, Maine since the late 1990s. Set during the first six days of the blueberry harvest in 2004, the film tells the story of failed rocker Ben Franklin who moves all the way Down East to the Canadian border with his schoolteacher wife in order to start a new life. Desperate for cash, he signs on as a blueberry raker where he’s lured into a seamy world of sex and drugs that could lead to his downfall. Alternating between temptation and ecstasy, desperation and guilt, Ben discovers how quickly thing can go wrong. Due to strong language and explicit depictions of drug use and blueberry raking, (along with sexual discussions and brief sex scenes and nudity), this 85 minute film is not recommended for children or the prudish.