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Side by Side

Chris Kenneally
Screening time  
27.02. / Wednesday, 11:00 - 13:00 Theatre 1  
For almost one hundred years there was only one way to make a movie – with film. But over the last two decades a digital process has emerged to challenge photochemical filmmaking.

Keanu Reeves interviews directors, cinematographers, film students, producers, technologies, editors, and exhibitors, as Side by Side examines all aspects of filmmaking. Reeves explores the development of cinema and the impact of digital filmmaking via in-depth interviews with Hollywood masters, such as James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, Lars von Trier and many more. At this moment when digital and photochemical filmmaking coexist, Side by Side explores what has been gained, what is lost, and what the future might bring.

Chris Kenneally

Chris Kenneally lives in Brooklyn. He wrote, directed, and produced the documentary Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating in 2003. He is currently in pre-production on a narrative feature about a teenage graffiti artist in Coney Island called Green Dolphin and is developing an episodic series called Chef.

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Side by Side

2012, 98', video

Directed by:
Chris Kenneally

Chris Cassidy

Edited by:
Mike Long, Malcolm Hearn

Keanu Reeves, Justin Szlasa

Produced by:
A Company Films, LLC production

Festivals & Awards:

Berlin International Film Festival 2013