We told you last week that Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview would be making its way to theaters in the US starting November 19th. Now, an official teaser trailer for the upcoming movie has been posted for the world to see.
The interview consists of missing footage of author and journalist Bob Cringely with Steve Jobs from the 1995 PBS documentary Triumph of the Nerds. Landmark Theaters will distribute the movie in 19 cities, including where Steve Jobs lived, Palo Alto.
The full press release, courtesy of What’s Trending:
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.”
Jobs goes on to talk about the beginnings of Apple: “We didn’t know much. We could build a little thing that could control a giant thing. The way we could ratchet up our species is to take the best and to spread it around to everybody, so that everybody grows up with better things.
Visit Landmark’s website for showing dates and locations.