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Exclusive: Lena Dunham on How Technology is Giving Us ADD

Exclusive: Lena Dunham on How Technology is Giving Us ADD


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“I saw a kid in a stroller watching an iPad last week and I was like, ‘This is kind of fucked,'” said Dunham in this clip from “Side by Side Extra,” Volumes 1-5, a five-volume DVD collection of some of the most fascinating extended interviews captured during the making of “Side by Side.” 

“I think that everybody I know has some version of attention deficit disorder,” said Dunham as she waxes nostalgic for the old days when we watched movies on big screens rather than on our phones.

Dunham is just one of the people included in “Side by Side Extra,” a comprehensive exploration of how digital technology has transformed the way films are made. Directed by Christopher Kenneally, director of the original “Side by Side,” and produced by Keanu Reeves and Justin Szlasa, “Side by Side Extra” is now available to purchase here.

The goal of the initial documentary was to capture a moment in time when filmmaking was largely transitioning from shooting on film to digital. The upside of the digital transition, according to Reeves, is that it has helped to democratize filmmaking.

“Because of the means of production and the scaling that digital can offer, there has been such an explosion of ways to watch stories and to create content,” Reeves recently told Indiewire.

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