"Bag It": Encore Tuesday, 8/17 @ Telluride's Palm Theatre, 7:30 P.m.

Bag it for August 17 Telluride local, actor-director Jeb Berrier is wrapped up like a Christo monument these days – figuratively and literally.

Berrier's most immediate concern is the upcoming Telluride Repertory Theatre's production of "The Merchant of Venice," his debut as a Shakespearian director. Shakespeare in the Park opens Saturday, August 22. 

But when we meet Jeb the Actor in "Bag It," he is covered from head to toe in plastic bags. Directed by Telluride local Suzan Beraza, "Bag It" begs the question, How worried should we be about everyday chemicals? The answer: big time. Jeb, "Bag It's" Everyman, takes the viewer on a tragi-comic journey that explains why.

Since winning the Audience Award at Mountainfilm in Telluride, the "Bag It" team with requests from all over the country from people who want to host public screenings of the film in their communities. They have been accepted into the Port Townsend Film Festival, the San Diego Film Festival, the Denver Starz Film Festival, Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, Santa Fe Film Festival, Blue Oceans Film Festival in Monterey, California, Eco-focus Film Festival in Athens, Georgia, Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City California and the Flagstaff Film Festival. 

The "Bag It" team is headed to California next week for a "mini-tour" of the film throughout communities from San Clemente up to Monterey. The screenings are being hosted by the Surfrider Foundation, Environment California, Horny Toad, and the Plastic Pollution Coalition, groups working hard to see a bill ("AB1998") pass in the California senate that will ban plastic bags across the state.

Don't miss "Bag It"  – or see it again. The film gets better with wear. Like a great pair of shoes. Or a recyclable bag.

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