'Beer Pong' to open L.A. United film fest

Flaming Lips feature also part of event's lineup

The third annual Los Angeles United Film Festival, to be held April 30-May 7 at the Los Feliz 3 Cinemas, will kick off with Daniel Lindsay's "Last Cup: Road to the World Series of Beer Pong," which will be shown at the Vista Theater.

The lineup also includes such titles as "Christmas on Mars," featuring the Flaming Lips; "Airplay," which follows the rise and fall of rock radio in America; "Tapped," which examines the role of the bottled water industry; and "Fagbug," about the cross-country journey of a hate-crime victim in her vandalized VW.

Filmmaker Jason Connell and his production company, Connell Creations, founded Tulsa United Film Festival seven years ago.

Now living in Hollywood, Connell expanded the United Film Festivals to include Los Angeles and New York in 2007 and added San Francisco, Chicago and London this year.

He also recently released the feature-length film "Strictly Background," a documentary about movie extras, which will screen at the Los Angeles fest.
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