Magazine article Screen International

Keanu Goes Digital

Magazine article Screen International

Keanu Goes Digital

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Keanu Reeves was in Berlin as the producer and presenter of Side By Side, a well-received documentary about the changes in filmmaking presented by the digital revolution.Source: Chris CassidyChris Kenneally and Keanu Reeves in Berlin

Reeves spoke to select journalists with Side By Side's director Chris Kenneally, who he met working on a previous film.

Reeves remembers: "Chris and I were working on a film called Henry's Crime and it was in that process that the digital intermediate was being compared to the photochemical, and we saw the timer and the colorist talking and we thought, this is 'side by side,' photochemical and digital. This transition might be happening. We looked at each other and said, 'Want to make a documentary?' And we did. We started on this journey."

Kenneally adds: "The questions were what are we losing if film is no longer around, or what are we gaining or what's the impact with this coming digital age?"

The film includes interviews with greats such as James Cameron, Martin Scorses, Chris Nolan, Lars von Trier and the Wachowskis. …

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