The FP has been on our radar for almost a year when it first premiered at South by Southwest 2011. The 2012 version of that festival is now just around the corner and, finally, the Trost Bros‘ Dance Dance Revolution action comedy is getting a proper release on March 16 ( you can get the full theater list here.) If you’re still on the fence as to whether this wild film is for you, click below and watch the first 10 minutes of the movie. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2011 by Angie Han
One of the most buzzed-about films out of this year’s South by Southwest was the Trost Brothers‘ The FP, which screened as part of the SXFantastic series. The offbeat indie takes place in a retrofuturistic, post-apocalyptic world in which gangs settle scores via video-game dancing (think Dance Dance Revolution). Going by the trailer, it seems to be every bit as weird as the premise would suggest.
Now Drafthouse Films has stepped up to distribute the film, which means that the non-festivalgoers among us will finally get a chance to see what everyone else was talking about. Read more after the jump.
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With South by Southwest now in the books, it’s time the people who weren’t there to do an inventory: what got picked up, what didn’t, what do we need to keep on our radars and what can we forget about. One of the films that piqued many people’s interest and really set off a lot of discussion was The FP, which was programmed by Fantastic Fest as part of the SXFantastic series.
Described as “Mad Max” meets “The Wizard,” this very tongue-in-cheek film by The Trost Brothers is about a world where scores aren’t settled through violence, they’re settled through video game dancing. Yes, like Dance Dance Revolution. If it sounds insane, that’s probably because it is. We’re sure to have more on The FP as the days go on but, as of now, check out the NSFW trailer after the jump. Read More »