Rock Paper Scissors Documentary Premieres September 25th
Proving that every conceivable documentary has not yet been made, the Calgary International Film Festival will premiere the new doc "Rock Paper Scissors" this Tuesday September 25th. In the film we see the behind the scenes machinations of running an international RPS shampionship event. Like any good documentary the film turns out to be less about the game itself, and more about the fanatics who play it. The difference is that we have all played RPS, so it's easier for us to identify with people in the film, be they drunk party people, mathematicians, or costumed freaks.
There is a menace on the horizon. The success of these tournaments hasn't gone unnoticed by major media, and they want in. There is suddenly real cash on the barrelhead, and the arguments ensue. Will the brothers who organize these events be scissored apart? Their hopes pulverized by the rock of commercialism? Will they sign that little paper contract?
Hopefully the film is a bit more poetic than I am. Let us know if you see the movie by posting in the comments section!
Learn more about the RPS documentary