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