Iranian filmmaking great Abbas Kiarostami once said that cameras in the digital age have allowed the artist in him "to always bring along a small, discreet, lightweight companion on my real and imaginary travels." It is no secret that masters like him, and Jafar Panahi, as well as quite possibly contemporary Iranian cinema as a whole could not exist these days without the trusted digital camera, in all its privacy-conscious and high-definition splendor. Just think of the nightmare of filming something as intimate as Kiarostami's Ten with a bulky Panavision camera taking up the whole front seat of the taxi…
Side By Side: When Keanu Talks Film and Cameras, You Should Listen
In an upcoming film titled Side By Side, Keanu Reeves as well as director Chris Kenneally and producer Justin Szlasa ask a provocative question: What does the future of filmmaking hold, and can the two formats — digital and film — both survive and thrive, "side by side"?