With Keanu Reeves and Chris Kenneally at "Side by side" premiere, MoMA
- The first one was the archiving and preservation of film. While an interesting debate by itself, it is not as important as it seemed to them, since, as I see it, technology will catch up and surpass the needs and expectations in a matter of very few years. Although a lot could be said about culture, preservation, archiving, formats, etc. Which leads us to…
- The second one: it was a very brief moment, when upon the comment “somebody has to be the taste maker” by one of the producers being interviewed, Keanu, as interviewer said “wow”. He did not make many comments afterwards, but he repeated “wow” and “it leaves you thinking” and “really??”. And that “industry” position of gate-keepers and the surprise it causes among artist, intellectuals and general public, it worth a very lengthy debate.
- The third one was only hinted at, but it has a major significance: rather than nostalgic celluloid die-hards versus digital film visionaries (one can only admire George Lucas` determination), it is the new technology, early adopters, explorers of new ways, versus the scared, controlling, and anachronic status quo.