One of the problems with being a film lover is that a lot of times, many of the movies you really want to see have no chance in hell of playing anywhere near you. You’re forced to wait for the DVD release of films that get a lot of chatter on the internets and such, like Shame or Martha Marcy May Marlene. Late last month we reported on a promising new service that aims to rectify this very issue. Tugg.com allows fans to campaign for films to screen at their local theater, and a necessary amount of people commit to attending a requested screening, Tugg will reserve the theater and ensure delivery of the film straight to your city.
Tugg.com announced today that SXSW Film Festival favorites The FP and The Loved Ones are now available theatrically through their program. The FP is a pretty ridiculous comedy set in a near post-apocalyptic future that focuses on two rival gangs who due out a turf way by way of a Dance Dance Revolution-type game. Conversely, The Loved Ones is described as Sixteen Candles meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and centers on a girl who takes matters into her own hands when a guy declines to go to the prom with her. Hit the jump to find out how you can request screenings of both films.
Last week, the red-band trailer for The FP went online, and today Drafthouse Films has released the green-band version. Both trailers do a good job of setting up the movie’s premise: With an 80s-style vibe, the plot pits two gangs against each other, and their differences are settled by playing “Beat Beat Revolution” (based off the real-world rhythm-dance game Dance Dance Revolution). The red-band version is heavy on the swearing, but it also does a better job of showing off the fun dialogue and intentionally corny lines like “He wasn’t expecting the unexpected!” The FP may seem like a commercial or a comedy sketch gone on too long, but I’m going to trust the positive word from the film’s premiere at last year’s SXSW Film Festival.
Hit the jump to check out the trailers. The film stars Jason Trost, Lee Valmassy, Art Hsu, Caitlyn Folley, Nick Principe, Brandon Barrera, James DeBello, Sean Whalen, and James Remar. The FP opens March 16th.
Back in March, we brought you the NSFW trailer for directors Brandon and Jason Trost’s The FP. At that time, Matt mentioned that the film had received a positive reception from its SXSW screening and hoped that the film would land a distributor sooner rather than later so that us non-SXSW attending folk could partake in it as well. Today, he got his wish as Drafthouse films (of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema) has acquired U.S. distribution rights for The FP and is planning a limited theatrical release for the first quarter of 2012. For those unaware, The FP is set in a near post-apocalyptic future and focuses on two rival gangs who duke out a turf war by way of Dance Dance Revolution‘s more violent cousin, Beat-Beat Revelation.
Jason Blum and Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity) produced the film which looks to fit well into its self-ascribed role as a “nod to 80s sci-fi/action genre fare.” Co-director Jason Trost stars in the film (and wears an eye-patch which is always a nice touch for any protagonist if you ask me) while Brandon Trost’s previous credits include cinematography work on Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Crank: High Voltage. For a little more on The FP, hit the jump for the full press release and to check out some new images from the pic.
The fine folks over at Mondo commissioned some sweet posters for films playing at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. If you attended SXSW, you had a chance to buy these great posters. If, however, you were like me, you were at home cursing the heavens and crying into a pint of Häagen-Dazs. But now for poor folks like you and me, Mondo is putting these posters up for sale online.
Starting at a random time tomorrow, Mondo will be selling their SXSW posters for Hobo with a Shotgun, The FP, Source Code, Moon, Hesher, and Paul. Hit the jump for pricing and details on the posters. Be sure you’re following @MondoNews for the official announcement of when the posters go on sale.
One of the films getting some positive buzz out of SXSW is the goofy-looking The FP. The film played as part of the SXFantastic lineup (1 of 5 midnight films programmed by Fantastic Fest). The definitely NSFW trailer makes the movie look like a must-see mash-up of Rocky, The Warriors, You Got Served, and the popular video game Dance Dance Revolution. I don’t know what to make of this film, but people I trust who saw it at SXSW dug it. Hopefully it will get picked up for distribution soon so I can see this madness.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer.