Keanu Reeves produced documentary about photochemical film

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By Chris Anthony in Video on Thursday 11 October 2012

One upon a time, movies were shot, edited and projected using photochemical film. But over the last two decades, a digital process has emerged to challenge photochemical filmmaking. SIDE BY SIDE, a new documentary produced by Keanu Reeves, takes an in-depth look at this revolution.

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Searching for Sugarman: a documentary about Rodriguez

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By Jonathan Terhaar in New Film on Thursday 4 October 2012

I saw a new music documentary weeks ago that still has me asking myself questions as to how I had never heard of Rodriguez before. Searching For Sugarman is the surreal and true story of Sixto Rodriguez, a singer/songwriter from 70s Detroit who basically fell off the face of the earth right when his music began to touch American hearts.

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When Lucent met Herakut: a short documentary

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By Carlos Gonzalez in New Film on Tuesday 11 September 2012

Earlier this year, graffiti duo Herakut came to Los Angeles to put together a one of a kind show with the Lucent Dossier group. The show brought a spectacular circus-like performance guided by Herakut’s vision and style. Although the show only played during one single weekend, here we have a short documentary directed by theonepointeight […]

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New documentary about Ai Weiwei: China’s dissident artist

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By Ian Bennett in New Film on Tuesday 24 July 2012

Ai Weiwei might be one of the most influential artists of his time. Best known for his work on the Beijing Olympics’ Birdnest stadium, he is China’s most famous dissident artist, openly protesting his country’s government. Having been detained for 81 days, beaten by cops, with his Shanghai studio demolished, and fined $2 million by […]

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Documentary about the Allure of Art Nouveau

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By MMav in Video on Thursday 5 July 2012

This is a captivating documentary series about The  Allure of Art Nouveau composed of three episodes. In it, we follow Stephen Smith in his journey describing the birth of one of history’s most exquisite art movements.

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Brussels Express: a documentary about bike messengers

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By Matei Plesa in New Film on Friday 15 June 2012

Do you remember those ugly documentaries from the 90s? Yes? Well, this is not one of them. This documentary is about bike messengers in Brussels, the most congested city in Europe.

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Teddy Gray’s Sweet Factory documentary by Martin Parr

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By Lee Basford in Video on Thursday 31 May 2012

I grew up not too far from one of the Teddy Gray’s sweet shops (I’m pretty sure it was possible to do a work placement there from school), so it was quite special to see Magnum photographer, Martin Parr’s documentary about Teddy Gray’s sweet factory. Since 1826, it’s been owned and run by five generations […]

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Documentary about late-70s underground film culture in NYC

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By Jeff Yiu in New Film on Saturday 26 May 2012

Blank City is a documentary about the late-70s underground film culture in New York City. The film is directed by Céline Danhier and is full of great stories and rare footage of film-makers and their friends who were around the city doing what they felt was right in film-making. The film is acts as a […]

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New documentary on the making of Achtung Baby

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Film on Thursday 27 October 2011

Check out the new documentary, From the Sky Down, on the making of U2’s seminal album, Achtung Baby, directed by Oscar-winner, Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth).

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