Coming to theatres and VOD tomorrow, Friday, September 4: STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE
Alex Gibney’s exploration of the pioneering Apple co-founder made its debut at SXSW earlier this year. Other fests have included Nantucket, San Francisco, Seattle, AFI Docs, and Melbourne, among others.
I previously wrote about the film for Nantucket’s program, saying:
When Steve Jobs died in 2011, he left behind not only the Apple empire, with all of its MacBooks, iPhones, iPods, and iPads, but millions of devoted – if not rabid – followers of his cult of better living through technology. An iPhone devotee himself, Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney sets out to understand the world-shaping genius and why he continues to engender such reverence. In the process, Gibney offers not only a candid look at the iconoclast’s many successes, but a critical examination of his failings, both professional and personal. Drawing from a wealth of archival interviews with Jobs, as well as new footage of former colleagues, the film crafts an engrossing portrait of a complex, influential, and flawed figure.