Nominee for Santa Barbara's Social Justice Award for Documentary Film
For 120 years, Dublin Dr Pepper was manufactured in the small West Texas town of Dublin. The soda’s original pure cane sugar formula spawned a cult-like following in the Lone Star State and across the globe. All that stopped when Dr Pepper Snapple Group filed a trademark lawsuit against the tiny soda bottling plant, causing an unceremonious end to a relationship that had endured for more than a century. This fascinating documentary chronicles the story of Dublin Bottling Works and co-owner Jeff Kloster,
as they fight for their future while trying to hold onto their historic past.
Each year, more than 70,000 tourists from around the world visit the Dublin bottling factory. Now, local residents are left wondering what will happen to their small town without the out-of-town money supporting their local businesses.
This full-length documentary details the events and history leading up to the demise of Dublin Dr Pepper, as well as the public outcry that continues to this day.
With exclusive footage and interviews, “Bottled Up” provides an insider’s look at
the Battle over Dublin Dr Pepper.