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Keanu Reeves presents Side by Side: Part One [VIDEO] – MMXLII

Keanu Reeves presents Side by Side: Part One [VIDEO]

In this excerpt of the film documentary, Keanu Reeves sits with Lena Dunham to discuss the impact of the digital space on the film industry.  The film documentary features Keanu Reeves sitting with some industry for some in-depth conversation about this evolution of the industry due to the digital space.  With this type of access to tools and the internet to get it out various cultures are able to tell their stories as well as consume it.  Do you think this evolution will create lanes for cultures to tell more of their stories rather than the stereotypical, cookie cutter types of films we’ve seen in the past?  With Lena Dunham we’ve seen her show Girls that portrays a particular demographic has been seen as genius and the future of television shows.  She raises some very interesting points in here interview.  Description below.

Keanu Reeves Talks Digital Revolution and the Future of Filmmaking with Girls’ Lena Dunham

Hollywood star Keanu Reeves sits down with acclaimed Girls writer and director Lena Dunham to discuss the subtly surreal sight of babies watching Nickelodeon on iPads in their strollers and how digital is changing film in this excerpt from Chris Kenneally’s documentary Side by Side. Deconstructing the game-changing impact digital storytelling has had on the film industry, Side by Side features Reeves conducting in-depth interviews with an awe-inspiring cast of industry heavyweights including David Lynch, George Lucas, James Cameron, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese and Steven Soderbergh. Meeting during post-production of their last film together Henry’s Crime, Kenneally and Reeves wanted to explore the transformation of traditional filmmaking methods and how digital technology had revolutionized their industry. “It’s a very exciting time for cinema,” says Kenneally. “You don’t have to live in a city, with a lab, or a have a big budget to make your movie.” Creator and star of HBO’s latest critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated comedy-drama Girls, Dunham first sprang to attention with her SXSW award-winning directorial debut Tiny Furniture. Having digital tools at their disposal has empowered a new generation of young directors such as Dunham, notes Kenneally: “Lena is a really talented young storyteller and a great example of what’s possible.”

Part 2 w/ mumblecore star Greta Gerwig

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