Midcoast Maine will get the first peek — and listen — of Crash Barry's latest production film and live music by Maine rock icon Dave Gutter (Rustic Overtones, Paranoid Social Club, Armies). The world premiere of Barry's film “Sex, Drugs and Blueberries,” starring Gutter, will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. at the Camden Opera House, Elm Street/Route 1.

Barry’s film offers a gritty look at the oxycontin abuse epidemic that has plagued Washington County since the late 1990s. Set during the first six days of the 2004 blueberry harvest, the film tells the story of failed rocker Ben Franklin (Gutter), 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, Ben signs on as a blueberry raker and is 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.

“Sex, Drugs and Blueberries” was written and directed by Barry and is based upon his novel of the same name. 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. The movie will be released as a DVD and digital download on Nov. 1.

Tickets to the world premiere screening are $15, available online at camdenoperahouse.com; by calling 470-7066; or at the Camden Town Office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.