Unseen Steve Jobs interview coming to theaters
November 7th, 2011
02:02 PM ET

Unseen Steve Jobs interview coming to theaters

If the best-selling biography hasn't satiated your need for Steve Jobs info, good news: previously missing footage from a 1996 interview is heading to the big screen.

The Los Angeles Times reports that film from the PBS miniseries “Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires” is to become a documentary titled “Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview.”

The doc, depicting a conversation with the late Apple co-founder, will be shown in Landmark Theatres on November 16 and 17.

The interview caught Jobs between Apple gigs, and he angrily tells of his firing and how betrayed he felt. The tech genius goes off on Apple and rival Microsoft, but also shows a lighter side, describing a prank phone call he made with a friend.

"He was great that day," filmmaker Robert Cringely said of the interview. "He was a cranky guy. I think we see that."

Cringely only used 10 minutes of his 70-minute interview with Jobs, and he wanted to use more of the footage in his sequel, "Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet." But he discovered the footage was gone, and assumed it was lost.

It turned out that “Triumph of the Nerds” director Paul Sen had simply stored the interview tape in his garage. After Jobs’ death a month ago, Sen retrieved the footage, and suggested to Cringely that they release it to the public.

"I have three kids I have to put through college, so I thought maybe we could sell it," Cringely said. He set up a deal with Landmark.

You can watch "Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview" in Landmark Theatres in 17 cities around the country, including Los Angeles, New York and Silicon Valley, naturally.

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Tony Chicago

    Hey I just realized something, In the last 10 years we lost Steve Jobs, Bob Hope & Johnny Cash. Now we have no Jobs, no Hope & no Cash I'm just sayin!

    November 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sara Volk

    From what I have read he was a fairly unpleasant, arrogant, and overbearing man who enjoyed intimidating people, and refused cutting-edge treatment for the only pancreatic cancer that has a decent chance of being cured because he didn't want his body "violated," and then used up a perfectly good donor liver in an 11th-hour bid to buy himself the ultimate do-over. Guess what, if you have pancreatic cancer your body has been violated already. I hope the souls of Chinese 10-year-old factory workers are gnawing at his spirit right now.

    November 8, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  3. Reinaldo

    And next year... in 3D!!!

    November 8, 2011 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mayoba

    "With my dying breath, I will keep taking money from you"

    November 8, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. vburkins

    Let the man rest n peace

    November 8, 2011 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. Beautiful Vixen

    @Snarky..lol. It would be one big snooze fest

    November 7, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Johnny

    Really? /facepalm.

    At least there'd be no loss to humanity if one or more of the theaters burned down with everyone inside.

    November 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. carl

    who is this dum old man anyway?

    November 7, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      People like you make me feel sorry for whats happened to this world, and is still happening. Who is this dumb poster posting this ignorant crap? This "dumb old man" is one of worlds greatest pioneers, something you can't even dream about haha.

      November 8, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. insomniac

    I'd go see the flick...

    November 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. judge

    Who is the real derp? Please step forward.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Derp

    Shut up, Fake Derp!

    November 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. derp

    I bet you think kristen stewart is pretty. You dummie.

    November 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. EL Gordo

    Yes, the iJesus finally got his own movie! I can smell the future churches already predicting the second coming of this @$$h0le.

    November 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Snarky

    Really? Why in the world would anybody want to watch a steve jobs interview in theaters? So they can be bored to death?

    November 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. San Jose

    Shout out!

    November 7, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  16. derp


    November 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Ha Ha Trolls

    Woo Hoo! Not Second! 🙂 Happy Monday~

    November 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |

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