Fantastic Fest 2010: @lionsgatemovies and @rollingroadshow are giving you the chance to see BURIED while buried!

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
August 26th, 2010

Just yesterday, Mr. Chase Whale brought you wordof the Sundance hit (and personal favorite from the fest) BURIED's presence at this year's Fantastic Fest. The Hitchcockian thriller stars Ryan Reynolds as a convoy driver in Iraq who finds himself six feet deep in problems quite literally when he is buried alive as an act of terrorism. If the plot alone makes you gasp for air, what till I tell you the dirt on this announcement!

Lionsgate is partnering with the Alamo Drafthouse's Rolling Roadshow - a traveling film fests of sorts that screens films in the locations they were set or shot - to give four lucky (or unlucky depending on your propensity for claustrophobia) fearless film lovers the opportunity to see the film where it takes the ground!

Check out the official press release from Fantastic Fest after the jump. And if you're feeling brave, you can enter for your chance HERE. The question is, do you have nerves, and Ryan Ryenolds' abs, of steel to withstand watching this truly terrifying, surreal film experience in an actual confined space underground. I'll say this much...I felt short-of-breath as I watched the film and I was in a box much bigger than 84 x 28.

Read on at your own risk!

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.

Stay tuned for our Fantastic Fest coverage, beginning September 23 and running through the festival's end on September 30. Hint: If you are a fan of Ryan Reynolds, then you'll definitely want to check in with us!

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