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'The FP' at SIFF: Are You Ready For This, Cranberry Juice?

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Do yourself a favor this weekend, get down to SIFF Cinema at the Uptown on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill, and check out The FP. An inherently absurd premise—small town gangs using a dance video game to settle disputes—played totally straight, brings this offering from the Trost Brothers very close to brilliance.

In a dystopian future, a relentless turf war rages. Two rival gangs feud for control of rural wasteland Frazier Park (‘The FP’) in the deadly arena of competitive dance-fight video game “Beat-Beat Revelation.” After hometown hero BTRO is slain on the dance platform by thug leader L Dubba E, his protégé younger brother JTRO (Jason Trost) goes into isolation, vowing never to duel again. One year later, The FP is in ruins, and JTRO must find the courage to return and restore order in a ruthless battle for revenge that can only leave one man dancing. From the producers of Paranormal Activity and featuring narration by James Remar (The Warriors), The FP is a fury of fierce footwork, triumphant montages and neon street wear that Moviefone calls “a rare ready-made cult hit.”

The FP is the latest offering from Drafthouse Films, the distribution wing of the Austin’s venerable Alamo Drafthouse empire.

A send up of 70s and 80s gang movies, The FP is loud, crass, clever, and funny as hell. It is definitely worth leaving the house and braving the spectacularly crappy Seattle weather this weekend.

The FP starts tomorrow, Friday, March 16, and runs through March 22. Watch the very NSFW trailer below.