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Reeves produces film about filmmaking

Feb. 13, 2012 at 8:42 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Tribeca Film says it has acquired North American distribution rights to "Side by Side," a documentary produced and presented by actor Keanu Reeves.

Chris Kenneally directed the movie about the transition from traditional film to digital technology.

"Cinema is at a tipping point. Digital has challenged, and in some ways completely overturned, a process of making movies on photochemical film that has been a tradition for over 100 years," Kenneally said in a statement Monday. "'Side by Side' is an intimate conversation between Keanu and the top professionals in the industry about this revolution and its impact."

"Keanu Reeves has long distinguished himself with compelling and original performances, but with 'Side By Side' he demonstrates another dimension: remarkable passion and thoughtfulness about the state of film itself," said Nancy Schafer, executive vice president of Tribeca Enterprises. "Chris Kenneally has created a fantastic resource about the film medium and we are anticipating a great dialogue throughout this year as audiences experience 'Side by Side.'"

The movie is set for release in theaters this summer. In it, Reeves conducts in-depth interviews with master filmmakers such as Danny Boyle, James Cameron, David Fincher, George Lucas, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, Lars Von Trier and The Wachowskis.

Reeves is best known for his work in "The Matrix" and "Bill & Ted" movies, as well as the films "Parenthood," "I Love You to Death," "Much Ado About Nothing" and "My Own Private Idaho."

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