Rhode Island International Film Festival: Documentary Feature and Short Film

Friday, August 11, 2017

3:30 PM-5:15 PM

Cost: PPL Screenings are Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Fri, 2017-08-11 15:30 - 17:15

Documentary Feature

The Surrounding Game

Will Lockhart 2016

90 min. | USA 

Go is the oldest game still played in its original form. In east Asia, it is hailed as one of mankind's greatest cultural achievements and considered both ancient art and national sport.

At the very top, an elite cadre of professional Go players battles for dominance, broadcast to millions of fans - and remaining virtually unknown to the West.  Now, for the first time, a small but determined band of American players enters the fray, launching their own professional system and struggling desperately to bring Go into the mainstream. Everything depends on the genius of the young competitors as they explore the endless complexities of the game.

In the end, 'The Surrounding Game' is a story of obsession: a search for meaning beneath the patterns.

Short Narrative Film 

Pregnant Pause

Alice Seabright 2016

13 min. | UK 


Steph is in a happy, long-term relationship with James, and she's technically an adult. At her age, Steph's mum had already given birth to two children, and David Bowie had already released five albums. And yet, when she finds herself peeing on a stick, faced with the prospect of an unplanned pregnancy, Steph is completely and utterly terrified.