Should you be crammed in a sewer pipe if you’re going to watch The Shawshank Redemption? Should you lock yourself in a room and fill jars with your own urine if you’re going to watch The Aviator? Should you be buried alive if you’re going to watch the new Ryan Reynolds thriller Buried? The answer to all of these questions is obviously “Yes,” and Fantastic Fest and Rolling Roadshow want to make that last one happen.
Buried will be playing at this year’s Fantastic Fest with Reynolds, who plays a truck driver who is buried alive, and director Rodrigo Cortes in attendance. The weekend prior to the opening of the festival, there will be the “Rolling Roadshow of One” on September 18th and four people will be chosen at random to watch the entire film buried (obviously, medical personnel will be on hand in case it should all go horribly wrong). Those four people will then get to walk the red carpet and attend the Fantastic Fest premiere on September 23rd. Hit the jump for more details. Fantastic Fest runs from September 23 – 30th in Austin, Texas. Buried opens in limited release on September 24th and opens nationwide on October 8th.
FANTASTIC FEST ANNOUNCES GALA SCREENING OF
LIONSGATE’S “BURIED” WITH RYAN REYNOLDS
AND DIRECTOR RODRIGO CORTÉS IN ATTENDANCE
Four Lucky Winners Who Survive the
“Buried with Buried: Rolling Roadshow of One” to Attend Gala
Austin, TX—Wednesday, August 25, 2010— Fantastic Fest will host a Gala Screening of Buried at The Paramount Theatre on Thursday, September 23, with Ryan Reynolds and director Rodrigo Cortés in attendance, as part of their opening night programming of the festival.
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, Fantastic Fest will also present the film as part of their “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 Fantastic Fest co-founder Tim League.