The future of film as a medium is very much in doubt, as evidenced in Chris Kenneally’s riveting documentary “Side by Side.” Soderbergh, Lucas, Dunham, Rodriguez and more sound off in this series of outtakes from the film. Where do you stand?
Whether you know it or not, there’s a revolution going on in Hollywood, right in front of your eyes. With shooting on film being notoriously expensive and (often) backbreakingly laborious, the use of digital technology is on the rise, transforming the way we make—and view—movies. The Tribeca Film documentarySide by Side presents the central issues in the film vs. digital debate in intelligent and dramatic fashion: The future of film as a medium is very much in doubt.
Reeves and director Chris Kenneally gathered such a wide array of information and opinions from the experts that they could not possibly use all of their material in a single documentary. Through our Side Swipes daily video series last month, we highlighted clips that did not make the final version of Side by Side. We’ve selected 10 clips to highlight here; each features a filmmaker weighing in on the core issue of the film: Can film survive a digital revolution?
So scroll down, revisit these outtakes and tell us: On which side of the debate do you fall?
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