“Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview” is Heading to a Theater Near You

“Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview” is Heading to a Theater Near You

Steve Jobs will be making an appearance on the sliver screen, and we’re not talking about the biopic that Sony is backing.

Missing footage from the 1995 PBS documentary Triumph of the Nerds features an interview with Steve Jobs during a pivotal time in Silicon Valley’s history. The interview was apparently lost for many years, and it has now resurfaced to be shown in Landmark theaters around the nation beginning November 16th.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

The movie, “Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview,” is from a conversation Jobs conducted with Robert Cringely for the author and producer’s 1996 miniseries “Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires” about the origins of the personal computer industry and the emergence of Silicon Valley as a technology hub.

Although Jobs gave a 70-minute interview to Cringely, only 10 minutes of it were used in the finished product. When Cringely was making the sequel “Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet,” he went looking for the rest of the Jobs interview, but the footage had vanished.

“We lost all the raw footage completely,” Cringely said in an interview.

The missing footage has been found on a VHS copy of the interview that was stored in the documentary director’s garage. It had been sitting there collecting dust for years.

The guys behind the documentary contacted Landmark about getting the interview into theaters, and the chain agreed to give it distribution in 19 US cities, including Palo Alto, for a limited time.

Here’s a famous clip of the interview:

httpvhd://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdrKWArr3XY

Will you be seeing Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview when it hits theaters in two weeks?

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  • Andre Joffe

    Got my tickets already. Hope this also comes out on DVD at some point.

  • Beauty_Eye_5433

    @Flash:disqus …..I c?n’t beleive…N?ighb?r’s girlfriend makes 68 h?urly on the internet. She has be?n fired fr?m w?rk f?r 11 m?nths but last m?nth her paycheck was 7958 USD just w?rking on the intern?t for ? few h?urs. R?ad ab?ut it ?n this web..site….http://alturl.com/bunxk

  • Beauty_Eye_5433

    I c?n’t beleive…N?ighb?r’s girlfriend makes 68 h?urly on the internet. She has be?n fired fr?m w?rk f?r 11 m?nths but last m?nth her paycheck was 7958 USD just w?rking on the intern?t for ? few h?urs. R?ad ab?ut it ?n this web..site….  G??d_??bs.??m

  • J-Ro

    Any possibility of international viewing (UK)?

  • ppanah

    Well i hope it comes out on the apple tv… i sure will be seeing/buying/getting this.

  • loopster82

    wtf? i mean cmon….robbing from the grave a bit arent they? milking it for every last bit they can get? its an interview for christs sake…just post it on the net for all to see

  • Topoxperto

    Im totally agree , is like MJ extreme squeezing moments/thoughts/ after dead? let his figure rest in peace, now he had landed away, ppl want to remenber him?

  • Fred Maxwell

    No.  It’s in English.  ;)

  • Fred Maxwell

    Think about this the next time someone is praising capitalism and damning anything that impedes the free flow of money into some greedy person’s, or corporation’s, coffers (“corporations are people, my friend” — Mitt Romney, 2011)

    Do you think that Landmark theaters’ owners lost a lot of sleep worrying about the moral and ethical consequences of this decision?  Do you think that they lay awake thinking “but isn’t it really Steve Jobs who brought value to this?  What right do we have to profit from his death?”  

    Once a public figure passes away, all press interviews with that person should be in the public domain.  That’s an example of how government can reign in these ghouls.

  • AriRomano

    wait… they’re gonna show a VHS in theaters? o_º

  • Ayoopdog

    yeah people are gonna torrent the hell out of this, why would you pay your money and time to go to a cinema for an interview??

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