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I'm currently running a screening committee for a pretty big film festival here in New York City. Basically, this consists of meeting once a week, watching submissions, debating whether or not we should advance submissions and, well, you get the idea. I won't say which festival it is (because I don't want tons of email from folks who submitted asking for status), but from time to time I will mention the names of films I've watched. Keep in mind, I could've loved a particular film, but that does not, in any way, mean it will play the festival. Not my decision. Just my opinion. Anyway, this weekend I watched a feature doc called Rock, Paper, Scissors. It's from a Calgary filmmaker (here's the film's official website), and it's one of those movies you can't help but root for.

If this doesn't play SXSW, I'd be extremely surprised -- it's right up their alley. And the after parties alone would be an absolute blast. The film follows two guys, the Walker brothers, who one day decided to make Rock, Paper, Scissors a competitive sport. Throw in a bunch of quirky characters dressed in wacky costumes and a twist ending that hurts oh so good, and you have one of the more enjoyable films I've watched so far. Will it make the fest? No idea. But keep your eye out for it, and watch the flick if you get a chance.