I’m a big fan of good movies, friendly competition and beer – so I was excited to hear about a new movie set to premiere next month. An 84-minute lighthearted documentary titled “Last Cup: Road to the World Series of Beer Pong” will be shown at the 10th CineVegas Film Festival at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, happening June 12 to 21.
The edgy film follows four of the best beer pong players in America as they compete in the second annual World Series of Beer Pong.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t even know that such a contest existed but I’m down to watch it. According to the article I read on the movie, viewers get so into the characters, they almost forget that the focus of the film is beer pong.
The 29-year-old director, Dan Lindsay, admits to initially considering doing the film as half “mockumentary” and half documentary. However, following some intensive beer pong research he abandoned those ideas and realized just how serious beer pong players can be.
For those of you unfamiliar with the “sport,” beer pong is a drinking game in which players throw a ping-pong ball across a table, with the aim of landing the ball in one of six or 10 cups partly filled with beer. The cups are arranged in a triangle formation and some people use racks, like this one, to keep them aligned properly. When a ball lands in a cup, the defending team must drink all the beer in that cup.
The game is won by eliminating all of the other team’s cups before your own team’s cups are gone. The losing team then consumes the beer left in the winning team’s cups.
Teams often are made of two players, and they alternate shots back and forth.
Beer pong has been around for decades but has recently grown into somewhat of a phenomenon, played in frat houses, basements and garages across America. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone under the age of 30 who hasn’t played at least a few games.
To see a video clip of “Last Cup: Road to the World Series of Beer Pong,” go to www.cinevegas.net. I’m hoping it’ll be available in its entirety after the festival, so we can all check it out. I am certain that this movie guarantees a happy ending because in the game of beer pong, everyone wins.
[techtags:BEER PONG, BEER, BEIRUT, LOB PONG, BEER PONG MOVIE]