FILM SCREENING OF BAG
The Rendon | 2055 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Friday, July 9 | 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday | July 10 and 11 | 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
An all-cardboard short film created by Robin Frohardt with original music by Freddi Price, BAG follows the journey of a plastic bag from the present day to the far off-future. Intricate handmade sets and lo-fi special effects come together to weave an ode to the foreverness of plastic. BAG Premiered at the Aspen Shorts Fest in 2020 where it won the Ellen Award and Special Mention in the animation category.
BAG will screen in a loop at The Rendon and will be accompanied by a display of the intricate handmade cardboard scenic creations from the short film. (Film Duration: 7:22)
Part of the SPECIAL PROGRAMMING of THE PLASTIC BAG STORE, a unique installation experience staged up the street.
ABOUT // THE ARTIST
Robin Frohardt is an award-winning artist, puppet designer, and director living in Brooklyn, NY. Frohardt’s performance and puppetry-based work has been presented at St. Ann’s Warehouse and HERE in New York City, as well as national venues including the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts and the NEXTNOW Festival in Maryland. Her films have been screened at the Telluride Film Festival, Aspen Shortsfest, Maritime Film Festival at the Parish Museum and Puppets on Film Festival at BAM. Her original play The Pigeoning, which debuted in 2013 and was hailed by the New York Times as “a tender, fantastical symphony of the imagination,” continues to tour in the US and abroad, and has been translated into German, Greek, Arabic and Turkish. She has received a Creative Capital Award and a DisTil Fellowship from Carolina Performing Arts for The Plastic Bag Store, which premiered in partnership with Times Square Arts in 2020. She has been the recipient of Made In NY Woman’s Fund Grant Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is a MacDowell Fellow and a member in good standing of both the Walgreens and CVS Rewards Programs.
THE PLASTIC BAG STORE
The Plastic Bag Store is a public art installation and immersive film experience created by artist and director Robin Frohardt designed to take place in a retail storefront. Employing humor, puppetry, and craft, Frohardt focuses a critical lens upon our culture of consumption and convenience — specifically, the enduring effects of our single-use plastics.