Mark Metcalf

MFF’10 – Buried

By - Sep 30th, 2010 04:00 am
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Imagine a film set entirely inside of a wooden box that’s been buried six feet underground. There’s only one character — trapped truck driver Paul Conroy (played by Ryan Reynolds) and the only props are a waning cell phone and lighter. During a very tense and claustrophobic 95 minutes, the audience watches as Paul must figure out how he got there and how he’ll get out; meanwhile his only link to the outside world is low on battery life and he’s running out of oxygen.

Welcome to Buried, a film that swept Sundance and will grace our fair city as the 2010 Milwaukee Film Festival’s closing night film.

To wrap up the the MFF series, Mark sits down with Executive Director Jonathan Jackson to talk about the jam-packed closing weekend programming and the challenges in securing this particular film to wrap up the eleven-day whirlwind festival. See you at the movies.

For a full list of films showing between now and October 3, including the closing night screenings for Buried, check out the Milwaukee Film website. To subscribe to Backstage with Mark Metcalf through iTunes, click here.

Mark Metcalf is a writer, professional actor and resident of Milwaukee. He hosts TCD’s weekly podcast “Backstage with Mark Metcalf” and occasionally writes the film blog “Moving Pictures.” Mark is also Milwaukee Film’s Director of Collaborative Cinema, giving area students hands-on experience with film making.

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