Two Bit Movie Club: 'The FP' + 'FP2: Beats of Rage'
It's the double feature of dance gang movies you didn't know you needed.
February 04, 2019
Part dance movie, part dystopian comedy, The FP is a rare beast of a movie — an instant cult classic that feels both alluring familiar and completely its own creation, and that instantly sears every frame into your brain. Given the premise, none of the above should come as a surprise. This low-budget 2011 flick is set in at a time when gangs fight over control of their home turf, Frazier Park, by dance-fighting it out while playing a Dance Dance Revolution-style game called Beat-Beat Revelation.
Basically, if Footloose was set in a post-apocalyptic future, it would look something like this. As you're no doubt thinking, it would look rather amazing. That's The FP from start to finish, and it's getting only its second-ever public Brisbane screening on Monday, February 25, after first showing here all the way back at the 2011 Brisbane International Film Festival. Even better — The FP now has a follow-up called FP2: Beats of Rage, and it's hitting Brissie as well.
Both are written and directed by Jason Trost, who also stars, and they're bound to make for one unique night of staring at the silver screen. Fitting, this double feature is coming to Netherworld as part of its regular Two Bit Movie Club, with tickets costing $10 — which includes both flicks plus popcorn and a drink.
Here's a taste of the sequel