Fantastic Fest to Host a Gala Screening of Buried; Also Will "Bury" Four Winners
Opening night of the 2010 Fantastic Fest (Thursday, September 23rd) just got a bit more crowded with Rodrigo Cortes' Buried joining the previously announced Let Me In at The Paramount Theatre, and along with Cortes, star Ryan Reynolds will be in attendance for the gala screening.
From the Press Release:
Buried, which Lionsgate will release in select theaters on September 24th and wide on October 8th, stars Reynolds as a truck driver and family man who wakes up six feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited.
"Buried is the most unique and compelling thriller I have seen in years. The festival is honored to screen what we feel is going to be the ‘buzz’ film of the season,” said Fantastic Fest co-founder Tim League.
In celebration of the much buzzed about film, on September 18th Fantastic Fest will also present the film as part of its "Rolling Roadshow" screening series the weekend prior to the opening of the festival. The unprecedented "Rolling Roadshow of One" goes beyond the bounds of sanity by enlisting four souls to view the entire film while buried! The Rolling Roadshow is the Alamo Drafthouse’s nationwide tour of famous movies in famous places. Previous screenings have included Close Encounters of the Third Kind at Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, Escape from Alcatraz on Alcatraz Island, and more recently The Blues Brothers at Old Joliet Prison.
"The Rolling Roadshow is all about finding that unique film viewing experience with the perfect combination of movie and setting. It’s traditionally been a communal experience of seeing a film outdoors with hundreds of people. But for this event we’re putting an even cooler twist on the concept because some movies are perfect for seeing while buried,” said League.
By RSVPing on the "Buried with BURIED: Rolling Roadshow of One" Facebook page, you are indicating your willingness to watch the entire film buried beneath the surface. The four participants will be chosen randomly from those who sign up to participate. Please note, participants will be monitored by emergency medical service technicians for the duration of the screening.
Those who survive the screening will be invited to walk the red carpet and attend the Buried Fantastic Fest premiere on September 23rd at the historic Paramount Theatre with star Ryan Reynolds and director Rodrigo Cortes in attendance.
Fantastic Fest has scoured the globe for the very best in action, horror, science fiction, fantasy to the truly bizarre in contemporary cinema for your viewing pleasure. Look for more announcements in the weeks to come, including information on our gala events, parties and AMD Next Wave filmmakers in attendance.
Fantastic Fest is the film festival with the boring parts cut out. Miss this one and your regrets will agonize you for years to come. You have been warned.
For more info visit the official 2010 Fantastic Fest website.
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