Tomorrow night in Columbia, S.C. the newly released, “Ocean Boulevard” short film will premiere with a live question and answer segment following. The movie is about heroin use in Myrtle Beach and will air at the Cloumbia, S.C. AMC theathers at Dutch Square Mall from 7 to 8:30 pm.
The film is based on the true stories of three heroin addicts Atlanta filmmaker Zoë Miller met while shooting a documentary at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.
“Ocean Boulevard” takes place in Myrtle Beach on Ocean Boulevard and tells the story of a man named Jonathan who has relapsed and begins using heroin again. The film follows Jonathan as he wanders through the town searching for his next fix.
Through the main character, “Ocean Boulevard,” demonstrates the struggles of many opioid addicts who suffer from their need to use opioids and the lengths they may go to in order to satisfy their craving.
The film demonstrates the stark contrasts found within the beach town: the colorful and vibrant tourist attractions and the drug riddled netherworld.
Myrtle Beach has a higher percentage of homeless people to regular residents than does the city of Los Angeles.