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Side By Side

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Chris Kenneally

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About the Movie

From Tribeca 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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 66
  • Fresh: 61
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 7.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: For a film geek this movie is absolute heaven, a dream symposium in which directors, cinematographers, editors and a few actors gather to opine on the details of their craft. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Aug 30, 2012

Fresh: A meditation on the ways that art and technology flow into each other. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Aug 29, 2012

Fresh: Even disinterested viewers will have complicated feelings about the aesthetic, practical, and philosophical questions director Chris Kenneally poses about his subject. – Michelle Orange, Village Voice, Aug 28, 2012

Fresh: Film enthusiasts especially will appreciate this wonky but fascinating documentary about the process of making movies. – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, Aug 30, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Couldn't get enough!

Documentary about film versus digital, amazing! The ground that's covered is informative eye-opening and educational, not only can this conversation go on forever but it isn't biased in anyway. Best documentary I have seen in years.

Entertaining and Informative

Side by Side is an enjoyable look at the digital vs. film debate. Movie buffs and film students will learn a lot from this film.

A wonderful movie, covers present

The Red Epic, the Canon 7D, I was happy they touched on those. It's a really fantastic film. I want to watch it again! I was worried it would get too much into the older history of film, it did not. It was the perfect balance and mostly focused on "now". Fantastic film.

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  • $6.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2012

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