Screening: Side by Side
For almost one hundred years there was only one way to make a movie: photochemical film was used to shoot, edit and project. Over the last two decades a digital process has emerged to challenge photochemical filmmaking. Side by Side takes an in-depth look at this revolution.
Through interviews with directors, cinematographers, film students, producers, technologists, editors, and exhibitors, producer and narrator Keanu Reeves examines all aspects of filmmaking — from capture to edit, visual effects to color correction, distribution to archive. At a moment when digital and photochemical filmmaking coexist, the film explores what has been gained, what is lost, and what the future might bring.
Directed by Chris Kenneally
Produced by Keanu Reeves & Justin Szlasa
This screening is part of a summer season looking at the way technological changes are shaping the way we document the world and interact with it. See the full programme here.