Regrettably, prep for the recent New York trip had me missing the Ain’t It Cool News screening of Beerfest with the Broken Lizard crew in attendance. As ridiculous as it looks, anyone who knows me knows I’d love to see Beerfest, and there’s probably no better place to do so than the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin. Check out Harry Knowles’ drunken recap of the screening, which includes:
The STRANGE BREW teaser trailer felt like the greatest opener ever for this film. And the JACKASS 2 trailer made my tooth hurt – once during BEERFEST I went out to take a piss – and saw Johnny Knoxville coming out of our screening, so he was there. I could out drink him to, I bet. (not)
I found – before the Alamo’s spots and trailers were over… and before the movie started… I had downed 3 steins of beer/malt beer stuff from Germany. I was feeling good. Now the film, BEERFEST is fucking funny. I mean that. It’s not that I was drunk and thinking everything was funny, it might be that, but if it was funny just because I was drunk… isn’t that exactly what a movie called BEERFEST is supposed to be? This is a drinking film. Sneak the beer into the theater and get fucked up with this thing. If you’re in Austin or have a Drafthouse location near you… GO. This film is a blast.
Meanwhile, also at AICN, interview maven Quint sits down with the Broken Lizard guys before the screening. It’s an expectedly random and raucous chat, including a reference to the guys sneaking beer into Austin’s Dobie theater when their first film, Puddle Cruiser, played SXSW (and Quentin Tarantino was in the crowd). Check out the interview here.