Landmark Theaters to screen 'Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview' film
Since Steve Jobs died on Oct. 5, we've seen Steve Jobs the book, Steve Jobs the PBS special and now "Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview," a new film that will hit the Landmark Theatres chain on Nov. 16 and 17 in select cities.
The movie will be a 70-minute unedited interview with Steve Jobs, conducted by tech journalist and former Apple Inc. employee Robert X. Cringely, from 1995 when Steve Jobs was still CEO of NeXT Computer and Pixar.
Cringely taped the interview for the PBS documentary Triumph of the Nerds, but "less than 10 minutes were used" in the film "and the other 59 minutes were lost forever when the master tapes disappeared in shipping."
Well, that is, until they were found in London recently, according to a statement from Landmark.
"An unedited copy of the entire Jobs interview was discovered recently in London," the company said. "Restored and improved, yet completely original and unedited."
Check out the post over on our sister blog Company Town for an interview Times reporter Joe Flint conducted with Cringley about "Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview."
According to Landmark, the film will play in the following cities and theaters in its cinema chain:
NEW YORK –Sunshine
LOS ANGELES – Regent
SAN FRANCISCO – Opera Plaza
BERKELEY – Shattuck
PALO ALTO – Aquarius ** this venue will be only a seven-day engagement, Nov. 16-22
SEATTLE – Metro
SAN DIEGO – Hillcrest
DENVER – Esquire
DALLAS – Magnolia
HOUSTON – River Oaks
CHICAGO – Century
INDIANAPOLIS – Keystone
BOSTON – Kendall
PHILADELPHIA – Ritz Bourse
WASHINGON, D.C. – E Street
BALTIMORE – Harbor East
ATLANTA – Midtown
MILWAUKEE – Oriental
In the film, Jobs criticizes Microsoft "for making bad products," Landmark said, calling the interview "candid, controversial, and funny."
So, how did the interview-turned-film land in theaters so quickly? Cringley knows Dallas Mavericks and HD Net owner Mark Cuban and told him about the once-lost recording. Cuban and his business partner Todd Wagner own the company 2929 Entertainment, which owns Landmark.
"Cringely had the compelling content, and Cuban the means to present it," Landmark said. "It is being rushed into theatres to allow audiences to witness a key moment with one of the most important figures of our time."
-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Photo: Steve Jobs on Aug. 14, 1995, then chairman and chief executive of NeXT Computer Inc., proudly unveils NeXT's WebObjects software at the Object World Expo in San Francisco. Credit: Court Mast/NeXT Computer Inc./AP Photo