Trailer For Keanu Reeves New Doc On Future Of Cinema – With Lynch, Lucas, Scorsese, Nolan, Dunham, Rodriguez, Cameron…

Posted by January 19, 2012 Comment

As digital technology takes command of both film production and distribution (not to mention promotion and discussion, of course) there are lots of questions to be asked about the place of traditional, analogue technology, both now and in the future.

And there are plenty of opposing views, some of which you will see, in soundbite form at least, in this trailer for Side By Side. It’s a documentary produced by and featuring Keanu Reeves and directed by Chris Kenneally, set for a screening at the Berlin film fest.

Side by Side Official Trailer (2012) from Company Films on Vimeo.

I have to say that while I do love film, and I love what it has done, and what it can do, I’m a digital man, really. A well preserved and sensitively transferred 4k presentation of a 65mm print is going to provide a better viewing experience under almost all comparable conditions. And data is easier to archive more securely and permanently too, if we’re sensible about it.

I would see the shooting of a new film photochemically to be the specific choice, not the default, and it really calls for particular reason. What that reason might be, I don’t know. Not beyond the inherently sentimental “I just like the look of it more.”

Still, all the reels of films that do already exist certainly deserve our respect and the most careful of handling.

I’m looking forward to Reeves’ film a great deal. Here’s a full list of the folk who will be featured:

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
Bradford Young
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 BSC
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

Thanks to The Playlist and Caryn James for the embed.

(Last Updated January 19, 2012 8:27 am )

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