Side by Side

A documentary about the science, art and impact of digital cinema.

Keanu Reeves' documentary investigating cinema's digital revolution which is challenging the relevance of photochemical film. Includes interviews with James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, David Lynch and many more.

For almost one hundred years there was only one way to make a movie - with film. They were shot, edited and projected by this photochemical process. But over the last two decades a digital process has emerged. Side by Side explores what has been gained, what is lost, and what the future might bring through interviews with directors, cinematographers, film students, producers, technologists, editors and exhibitors.

Sheer indulgence for film-lovers. Keanu Reeves acts as the guide for this riveting waltz through the ‘celluloid vs. digital’ debate, featuring so many contemporary cinematic greats; it’s like watching the dream guest-list for the Flicks Christmas Party. Gives equal weight to all sides of the argument, whilst never failing to fascinate, amuse and entertain.