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Trailer: Keanu Reeves's documentary Side by Side

hollywood Updated: Jan 19, 2012 18:10 IST

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A trailer has been released for a documentary produced by actor Keanu Reeves about the shift of film to digital cinema -- Side by Side: The Science, Art and Impact of Digital Cinema -- which is set to premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.

Posted on, the trailer shows excerpts of Reeves interviewing directors James Cameron, Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan, exploring this technological transition.

David Lynch speaks of leaving film, George Lucas talks about the democratization of film and Steven Soderbergh admits to "cheating" on film. While the two formats currently exist "side by side," the filmmakers address what's lost and gained, examining the history and future innovations in film.

The dcocumentary is directed by Christopher Kenneally, who made the documentary Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating.

Reeves also gets directors to speak about their relationships with 3D. The discussion goes from The Dark Knight's cinematographer Willy Pfister, who says, "I hate 3D!," to Scorsese, who explains, "How is it different and how do you use it to tell a story? It's up to the filmmaker."

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