Steve Jobs documentary by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney will debut at SXSW


Woz, doing his part to help computers takeover the world. Photo: Apple
Woz and Jobs with an Apple II motherboard. Photo: Apple

The SXSW Film Festival lineup revealed today that Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney will show his latest film, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, for the first time next month in Austin, Texas.

Details on the documentary are scant, but the SXSW blurb describes Gibney’s creation as “an evocative portrait of the life and work of Steve Jobs that re-examines his legacy and our relationship with the computer.”

Here’s the official synopsis:

“When Steve Jobs died the world wept. But what accounted for the grief of millions of people who didn’t know him? This evocative film navigates Jobs’ path from a small house in the suburbs, to zen temples in Japan, to the CEO’s office of the world’s richest company, exploring how Jobs’ life and work shaped our relationship with the computer. The Man in the Machine is a provocative and sometimes startling re-evaluation of the legacy of an icon.”

Gibney is coming fresh off the Sundance Film Festival, where he premiered his HBO documentary on Scientology, Going Clear, to critical acclaim last month. He won the Academy Award for Taxi to the Dark Side and was nominated for Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.

Also included in the SXSW Film lineup for 2015 is the Will Farrell comedy Get Hard, co-starring Kevin Hart, as well as Melissa McCarthy’s Spy. The festival will show 145 films between March 13 and 21, with Ondi Timoner’s Russell Brand documentary, Brand: A Second Coming, kicking things off on opening night.

Source: SXSW


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