I’m a fan of documentaries, and this one is no exception – Keanu Reeves, interviewing some of the most successful living directors in the world, about 35mm film.
Most people tend to hate on Keanu, but I really like his acting and his work in general. But to see him doing a documentary is very interesting – projects like that come from a passion for the subject, not money – one would guess, at least.
Traditional film – that is, non-digital film – is dying, and Reeves has sought out and interviewed everyone from George Lucas (Star Wars, THX 1138) to James Cameron (Avatar, Terminator), Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, Hugo) to David Lynch (Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive), with the intent of hearing how they feel about film cells passing into history in favour of the digital medium.
It looks interesting, thought-provoking and – if you’re not too well read up on the history of filmmaking – educational. If you were into Channel Four’s recent The Story of Film documentary series, you’re likely to enjoy this. The trailer is below, and the documentary will première at the Berlin International Film Festival in February of this year. Enjoy the trailer.