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Side By Side
Side By Side

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Product Code: SKU16703

For almost one hundred years there was only one way to make a movie — with film.

Movies were shot, edited and projected using photochemical film. But over the last two decades a digital process has emerged to challenge photochemical filmmaking.

SIDE BY SIDE, a new documentary produced by Keanu Reeves, takes an in-depth look at this revolution. Through interviews with directors, cinematographers, film students, producers, technologists, editors, and exhibitors, SIDE BY SIDE examines all aspects of filmmaking — from capture to edit, visual effects to color correction, distribution to archive. 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.

The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. We show what artists and filmmakers have been able to accomplish with both film and digital and how their needs and innovations have helped push filmmaking in new directions. Interviews with directors, cinematographers, colorists, scientists, engineers and artists reveal their experiences and feelings about working with film and digital — where we are now, how we got here and what the future may bring.


Keanu Reeves

Steven Soderbergh

James Cameron

David Lynch

Richard Linklater

Martin Scorsese

Lana Wachowski

Andy Wachowski

Christopher Nolan

Walter Pfister ASC

David Fincher

Reed Morano

Greta Gerwig

George Lucas

Robert Rodriguez


Michael Chapman ASC

John Mathieson BSC

Vittorio Storaro ASC

David Stump ASC

Dick Pope BSC

Sandi Sissel ASC

Donald McAlpine ACS

Michael Ballhaus ASC

David Tattersall BSC

Phil Meheux BSC

Charles Herzfeld

Alec Shapiro

Lars von Trier

Anthony Dod Mantle BSC

Jason Kliot

Geoffrey Gilmore

Ellen Kuras ASC

Caroline Kaplan

Darnell Martin

John Malkovich

Danny Boyle

Thomas Rothman

Michael Phillips

Walter Murch ACE

Craig Wood

Derek Ambrosi

Anne Coates ACE

Chris Lebenzon ACE

Lorenzo DiBonaventure

John Knoll

Tim Webber

Dennis Muren

Adam Valdez

Jonathan Fawkner

Don Ciana

Terry Haggar

Andrej Bartkowick ASC

Stefan Sonnenfeld

Jill Bogdanowicz

Tim Stipan

Jost Vocano ASC

Geoff Boyle FBKS

Dion Beebe ASC ACS

Robert H. Harvey

Jim Jannard

Ted Schilowitz

Vilmos Zsigmond ASC

Bruce Dorn

Shruti Ganguly

Lena Dunham

Ari Presler

Glenn Kennel

Vincent M. Pace

Steve Schklair

Joel Schumacher

Barry Levinson

Michael Goi ASC

Gary Einhaus

Edward Stratmann

Chris Kenneally

Keanu Reeves & Justin Szlasa

Chris Cassidy

Mike Long & Malcolm Hearn

Kamil Dobrowolski

Brendan Ryan & Billy Ryan

Tommy Strauss

A Company Films, LLC production
Los Angeles, California USA

Additional Information

Theatrical version: 98 minutes (including end credit roll)
Hour broadcast version: 56 minutes


World Premiere: February 15, 2012 International Filmfestspiele Berlin, official selection

North American Premiere: TBD


United States: New York (Montauk, New York City, Rochester, Niskayuna), California (Los Angeles, San Francisco), Texas (Austin)

Poland: Bydgoszcz

United Kingdom: London

Germany: Berlin

Morocco: Marrakech

Denmark: Copenhagen