by Al Hoff
Missed the Press Deadline, But Worth a Look:
There’s no question that the advent of digital filmmaking has had a profound effect on cinema, whether entertainment feature or documentary, giant budget or labor of love. Side by Side: the Science, Art and Impact of Digital Cinema, a new documentary from Christopher Kenneally, looks at the history of digital filmmaking, its current state co-existing with film, and the rewards and challenges of working with this new medium in a transitional time. Various directors and industry folks weigh in, including digital proponents James Cameron and George Lucas, as well as digital-resisting cinematographer Wally Pfister, who lensed the Batman trilogy. Starts Fri., Sept. 21, through Thu., Sept. 27. Oaks, Oakmont.