Side By Side Documents the Digital Transition
Scorsese, Cameron, Soderbergh, Lucas, Lynch, Turn into Talking Heads on Digital Cinema
Side By Side, a new documentary on the transition from analog to digital filmmaking, had its premiere this week at the Berlin International Film Festival. Director Chris Kenneally and producer Keanu Reeves traveled the globe, interviewing cinematic luminaries — Martin Scorsese, James Cameron and Christopher Nolan, for starters — about the ongoing digital revolution. The idea came together in 2010, when Kenneally was post-production supervisor on Henry's Crime, an indie feature starring Reeves, and shop talk between the two turned into plans to make a movie on the subject of filmmaking technology. Shot with digital cameras and post-produced at Sixteen19 in New York City, the film aims to capture a key moment in the evolution of cinema as an art form. Tribeca Film acquired North American rights to Side By Side this week, and plans a summer release, a broadcast premiere in early 2013, and a tour of college campuses and film schools. Check out the trailer, below, then read our interview with Kenneally.