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Trost Brothers' 'The FP' Premiering February 25 at Cinefamily; Drafthouse to Widen Release March 16

by Sophia Savage
January 30, 2012 6:46 PM
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"The FP"

Alamo's Drafthouse Films will release "The FP" on March 16, following a February 25 red carpet premiere at Los Angeles' Cinefamily's Silent Movie Theater. "The FP" is a "ferocious nod to big-budget studio action fare and underdog sports dramas of the 1980s." Directed by brothers Jason and Brandon Trost, and with their special effects expert father Ron Trost ("Mortal Kombat") as co-producer and FX coordinator, the film is a "high-concept comedy set in a dystopian near future where a relentless turf war rages. Two rival gangs feud for control of rural wasteland Frazier Park in the deadly arena of competitive dance video game "Beat-Beat Revelation." Their sister, Sarah Trost, served as costume designer. The film premiered at SXSW, where it was declared a cult hit by Moviefone and "loud, furious and recklessly funny" by Indiewire.

Drafthouse's Evan Husney calls the film "an ambitious, explosive and hilarious indie film achievement." Alamo/Drafthouse founder Tim League adds, "as fellow fans of films like 'Kickboxer' and 'Rocky IV' we've been immersed in the films 'The FP' lovingly homages."
Theaters set for the film's March 16 release:

New York City, NY - The Village East Cinema
Los Angeles, CA - The Cinefamily
Orange County, CA - AMC Orange
Austin, TX - Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, Alamo Drafthouse Village
San Francisco, CA - The Roxie Theater
Seattle, WA - The SIFF Theater
Portland, OR - The Hollywood Theatre
Chicago, IL - The Music Box
Cambridge, MA - The Brattle Theatre
Houston, TX - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (locations TBA)
San Antonio, TX - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (locations TBA)
Denver, CO - The Denver Film Center
Washington DC - AMC Hoffman
Dallas, TX - AMC Arlington
Dallas, TX - AMC Mesquite
Phoenix, AZ - AMC Arizona Center
Phoenix, AZ - AMC Westgate
Tampa, FL - AMC Veterans
Miami, FL - AMC Aventura
Atlanta, GA - AMC South Lake
Baltimore, MD - AMC Owings
Philadelphia, PA - AMC Cherry Hill
Pittsburg, PA - AMC Waterfront
Detroit, MI - AMC Forum
San Diego, CA - AMC Mission Valley
St. Louis, MO - AMC West Olive
Minneapolis, MN - Lagoon Cinema (opens 3/23)

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