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Side By Side (2012) In a few years, film as we know it — film as physical object — will be more or less a thing of the past.… 2012-08-17 PT109M Documentary Tribeca Film
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Side By Side (2012)

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DIGITAL CINEMA Keanu Reeves in Side by Side
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DIGITAL CINEMA Keanu Reeves in Side by Side
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Details Limited Release: Aug 17, 2012; Length: 109 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Tribeca Film

In a few years, film as we know it — film as physical object — will be more or less a thing of the past. The evolution to digital is a sea change, but how does it affect the movies we see? Side by Side, an intoxicating documentary by director Chris Kenneally and producer Keanu Reeves (who does searching onscreen interviews with filmmakers, editors, and cinematographers) is a meditation on the ways that art and technology flow into each other. It's a lesson in character to hear directors from David Lynch (digital believer) to Christopher Nolan (celluloid diehard) spout off. (Also available on VOD) A

Originally posted Aug 29, 2012 Published in issue #1223 Sep 07, 2012 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Apr 20 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $26.6 3 $201.5 B+
2.
Rio 2
Fox
$22.5 2 $75.4 C+
3. $21.5 1 $28.5 C
4.
Transcendence
Warner Bros.
$11.2 1 $11.2 C
5.
A Haunted House 2
Open Road
$9.1 1 $9.1 D
6.
Draft Day
Lionsgate/Summit
$5.9 2 $19.5 B
7.
Divergent
Lionsgate/Summit
$5.7 5 $133.9 B+
8.
Oculus
Relativity
$5.2 2 $21.2 C
9.
Noah
Paramount
$5.0 4 $93.3 C+
10.
God's Not Dead
Freestyle
$4.8 5 $48.3 NA
* in millions