Side by Side

Side by Side
  • 2012
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Christopher Kenneally
  • Written by: Christopher Kenneally
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves
  • UK release: 15 February 2013

Documentary about the pros and cons of making films using traditional photochemical processes as opposed to digital technology. Narrator/interviewer Reeves is a genial presence and the interviews are with A-list directors, but being both a celebration of new technology and a lament for a passing one, it's all oddly depressing.

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Recent documentaries Sound City and Side by Side examine analogue vs digital debate

19 Mar 2013

Films from Dave Grohl and Keanu Reeves are actually about a lot more than music and film technology

Produced and presented by Keanu Reeves, Side By Side provides insight into the attitudes held towards digital technology by some of the most significant figures working in film today. Similarly, the Dave Grohl-directed Sound City, which takes the form…

Side by Side

18 Feb 20133 stars

A-list directors on film vs digital debate in doc produced and presented by Keanu Reeves

The title of this reasonably interesting and fairly comprehensive documentary about traditional photochemical film and pioneering digital technology is slightly misleading. Although filmmakers have been using both forms for roughly the last decade and a…

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