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Celluloid Exodus

Films / Throughout his excellent adventure of a career, Keanu Reeves has hustled his way through a private Idaho, went undercover as an L.A. surfer, kept a speeding bus-turned-bomb from detonating, hacked his way through the Matrix, and more.

Now the actor turns the cinematic lens on, not just himself, but the entire filmmaking medium in Side By Side, a documentary that focuses on the ongoing debate over film vs. digital. Our ever-curious guide Keanu poses the question to some of the biggest names in Hollywood–directors who’ve since embraced a digital format like Avatar’s James Cameron, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s David Fincher, Inland Empire’s David Lynch, and Hugo’s Martin Scorsese, and others who are still gripping to the traditional emulsion standard like The Dark Knight’s Christopher Nolan. A textbook film that’s must-viewing for any film student or fan.

The behind-the-scenes doc makes its Hawaii premiere this Friday, which you can turn into dinner and a movie on the spot with Da Spot. The screening includes a pre-screening reception with food for purchase from the local kitchen and a complimentary glass of wine or soda with your ticket purchase. Don’t let this screening end up on the cutting room floor of your weekend. If you do, it just makes for a Sad Keanu.

Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theatre, 900 S. Beretania St., Fri., 11/16, 6pm, $12–$15, [honolulumuseum.org], 532-8768