Side by Side (2012 film)

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Side by Side
Side by side 2012.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byChristopher Kenneally[1]
Produced byKeanu Reeves
Justin Szlasa
Music by
  • Brendan Ryan
  • Billy Ryan
CinematographyChris Cassidy
Edited by
  • Mike Long
  • Malcolm Hearn
  • Kamil Dobrowolski
Company Films[1]
Distributed byTribeca Film Axiom Films (UK and Ireland)
Release date
  • February 15, 2012 (2012-02-15)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$67,054[2]

Side by Side is a 2012 American documentary film directed by Christopher Kenneally.[1][3][4][5] It was produced by Justin Szlasa and Keanu Reeves.[1][3][4][5] It premiered at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival and it was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival.[1][3]


The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. It shows what artists and filmmakers have been able to accomplish with both film and digital and how their needs and innovations have helped push filmmaking in new directions. Interviews with directors, cinematographers, colorists, scientists, engineers and artists reveal their experiences and feelings about working with film and digital.[1]


And many more. IMDB lists 69 cast members in total.


Based on 64 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a 94% approval rating from critics.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Production Notes". Side by Side the Movie. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  2. ^ "Side by Side (2012) - Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Mekado Murphy. "Tribeca: Film vs. Digital in 'Side by Side'". The New York Times. April 26, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Review: 'Side by Side' traces digital revolution". The Los Angeles Times. August 16, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  5. ^ a b Rothe, E. Nina. "Side by Side: When Keanu Talks Film and Cameras, You Should Listen". Huffington Post. August 15, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  6. ^ "Side by Side (2012)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 9 April 2014.

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