Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview

Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview

Steve Jobs as seen in the documentary STEVE JOBS: THE LOST INTERVIEW, a film directed by Paul Sen and interviewed by Robert X. Cringely. Picture courtesy John Gau Productions. All rights reserved.

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Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview (2011)

Opened: 11/16/2011 Limited

Limited (23+)11/16/2011
Regent Theatre11/16/2011 - 11/22/20117 days
Sunshine Cinema11/16/2011 - 11/17/20112 days
DVD10/23/2012

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Genre: Documentary

Rated: Unrated

Synopsis

In 1995, during the making of his TV series Triumph of the Nerds about the birth of the PC, Bob Cringely did a memorable hour-long interview with Steve Jobs.

It was 10 years since Jobs had left Apple following a bruising struggle with John Sculley, the CEO he had brought into the company. At the time of the interview Jobs was running NeXT, the niche computer company he had founded after leaving Apple.

During the interview, Jobs was at his charismatic best -- witty, outspoken, visionary. In the end, only a part of the interview was used in the series and the rest was thought lost. But recently a VHS copy was found in the series director's garage. Now, cleaned up with modern technology, and put into context by Cringely, the entire interview will be screened in Landmark Theatres.

In the interview Jobs talks about his pioneering days with Steve Wozniak, when they built a Blue Box and phoned the Pope; how they -- "two guys who didn't know much" -- assembled the first Apple computer and went on to found the Apple company. "I was worth around a million dollars when I was 23, over 10 million dollars when I was 24 and over 100 million dollars when I was 25 -- and it wasn't really important!" Jobs recalls the visits he made to Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and how it inspired the making of the Macintosh, the world's first modern PC, when he was "on a mission from God to save Apple." He talks frankly and sadly about his enforced departure from Apple and explains what he is doing at NeXT (which he would soon sell to Apple and whose software would then be at the heart of the first iMac's operating system). Finally in spell-binding terms, he offers his vision of a digital future -- a world of wonderful products created by artists and poets.

It is an interview that reveals the burning passion of Steve Jobs, a passion that would go on to give us the iMac, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. As a tribute to an amazing man, Landmark is proud to be screening Steve Jobs -- the Lost Interview.

About Robert Cringely

Bob Cringely's technology blog, I, Cringely is read by a half million people. Cringely has chronicled Silicon Valley since 1987 with more than one million words in print. He is also the author of the best-selling book Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can't Get a Date. His work has appeared, well, everywhere, and his PBS documentaries have aired in more than 60 countries. As the acknowledged expert on Steve Jobs, Cringely has appeared in Jobs documentaries from ABC, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, and PBS.

About Landmark Theaters

Landmark Theatres is a recognized leader in the industry for providing to its customers consistently diverse and entertaining film products in a sophisticated adult-oriented atmosphere. Our theaters showcase a wide variety of films -- ranging from Independent and Foreign film to 3-D movies and smart films from Hollywood. Landmark Theatres is the nation's largest theater chain dedicated to exhibiting and marketing independent film.

Landmark is at the forefront of independent exhibition. We provide our filmgoers with numerous amenities, including digital projection, a selection of gourmet concession items, in-theater sales of DVDs, books and CDs as well as Landmark's signature brand of customer service. Innovative Screening Lounges can be found in our Berkeley, Dallas and Los Angeles theaters which include a comfortable, unique seating experience featuring couches and love seats.

Landmark Theatres is part of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, a vertically integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also includes theatrical and home entertainment distribution company Magnolia Pictures, production company 2929 Productions, and high definition cable networks HDNet and HDNet Movies.

 

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