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Side by Side, 2012.

Written and Directed by Christopher Kenneally.

Synopsis:

A documentary investigating the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

The struggle between the old and the new is something which has plagued cinema since the beginning; colour vs. black and white, sound vs. silent and widescreen vs. fullscreen. In all these instances, the new quickly replaced the old. However, there’s another technological development which threatens the classical way of making movies: the digital revolution. Is it really going to replace celluloid? And if it does, will it be better?

Side by Side, produced and fronted by Keanu Reeves, delves into this particularly thorny debate which is raging inside Hollywood. Looking at both sides of the argument, we see interviews from major Hollywood directors, producers, cinematographers and technicians, all of whom are very passionate about the subject.

There’s also a real enthusiasm to Reeves’ approach, »

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