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“Side By Side” Opens Friday in Theaters; On VOD 8/22

You’ve been watching our daily clips that didn’t make the final cut of Keanu Reeves and Chris Kenneally’s new documentary “Side By Side.” Catch the movie in Los Angeles this Friday, with more cities to come. Can’t wait? Watch it on VOD on 8/22!

All this month, Tribeca has been hosting a monthlong conversation around the upcoming documentary release Side By Side, which chronicles “the science, art and impact of digital cinema.”

Produced by Keanu Reeves and directed by Chris Kenneally, Side by Side presents in-depth interviews with directors and cinematographers in an effort to explore the complex and divisive conversation currently taking place around the transition from traditional filmmaking to the new digital tools and techniques. 

Side by Side opens at the Laemmle NoHo 7 in Los Angeles this Friday, August 17. Producer Keanu Reeves and director Chris Kenneally will participate in Q&As after the 7:10 pm Quad screenings on Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18. Click for tickets.

On August 23, Bostonians can catch Side by Side at the MFA Boston, and the film will open in New York City at the Quad Cinema and at Seattle’s Grand Illusion Cinema on August 31. In New York, Chris Kenneally will partipate in Q&As after the 7:00 pm screenings on Friday, August 31, and Saturday, September 1.

Cities to follow include Chicago, Tacoma, WA, Columbus, OH, San Francisco, and Rochester, NY. Check back often, as new cities will be announced.

If you can’t wait for Side by Side to make it to your local theater, you can catch it on nationwide VOD starting on August 22! Click here for direct links to platforms where the film is available.



Will film survive? Side by Side asks the definitive experts working in the field and compiles salient points made by both camps. From industry titans such as Martin Scorsese and James Cameron to digital darlings like Lena Dunham and David Fincher to some of celluloid’s greatest defenders, including Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer Wally Pfister, everyone has an opinion.

Want a sneak peek? Check out our exclusive Side Swipes video series for some exclusive clips from the movie. Lots of voices have already chimed in, with more to come...


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