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'Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview' coming back to Landmark theaters May 11

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A 70-minute documentary featuring interview footage with late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that was originally thought to have been lost is set to begin a run at Landmark Theatres locations in 19 cities on May 11.

MacNN reports that "Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview" will return to Landmark theaters beginning next week. Magnolia Pictures also plans to release the documentary on DVD and to other theaters this summer.

The film had a limited theatrical release last November.

The footage is from a 1995 interview with journalist Robert Cringely for his "Triumph of the Nerds" PBS miniseries. The master tapes were lost during shipping, but a VHS copy of the interview was recovered in London last October. The tapes were digitized and restored in preparation for screening.

The film features Jobs' thoughts on fellow technology executives Bill Gates and former Apple CEO John Sculley. The interview first gained notoriety because of a quote by Jobs that dismissed Microsoft as having "no taste" and making "really third-rate products."

Jobs also waxed philosophical about product design during the interview. "Designing a product is keeping 5,000 things in your brain, these concepts, and fitting them all together in kind of continuing to push to fit them together in new and different ways to get what you want," he said. "And every day you discover something new, that is a new problem or a new opportunity, to fit these things together a little differently."



1995 is viewed as the tail end of Jobs' so-called "wilderness years" away from Apple. A separate set of rediscovered audio interviews with Jobs during the same period have been depicted as showing the critical growth that he underwent while working at NeXT and Pixar.
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The film is also playing at The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA from May 12 - 17: http://www.thecolonialtheatre.com/2012/events/steve-jobs-the-lost-interview/

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The film is also playing at The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA from May 12 - 17: http://www.thecolonialtheatre.com/2012/events/steve-jobs-the-lost-interview/

That link says:
Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview
Directed by Paul Sen. US. 2011. NR. 70 min. Magnolia. Blu ray.
Sat, May 12 thru Thu, May 17 -- Roll over to view showtimes.

Hmm, Blu Ray. Sourced from VHS?
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Yes, it is on blu ray, but that's the only format available. The only source footage found and usable was on VHS so there's only so much clean up that can be done. But, I think the lure of this movie is the content, not the visuals.
 

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Don't you just love news that isn't. This movie will be released in 19 theaters. Nowhere on the web of journalists' sites is a list or even the cities where this will be shown. Wouldn't it be interesting if reporters actually knew how to gather information to report? 

 

So, here from Magnolia Pictures are the dates and theaters:

 

5/4/2012
Montreal, QC: Cinema Du Parc

 

5/11/2012
Little Rock, AR: Market Street Cinema
Cupertino, CA: Bluelight Cinemas
Sacramento, CA: Crest Theatre
Asbury Park, NJ: The ShowRoom
Corvallis, OR: Darkside Cinema 4
Charleston, SC: Terrace Theatre

 

5/12/2012
Phoenixville, PA: Colonial Theatre

 

5/13/2012
Miami, FL: Miami Dade College Tower Theater
Seattle, WA: Grand Illusion Cinema

 

5/15/2012
San Francisco, CA: Castro Theatre

 

5/18/2012
Tempe, AZ: Valley Art 1 Theatre
Taos, NM: Harwood Museum of Art
Portland, OR: Hollywood Theatre
Spokane, WA: Magic Lantern Theatre

 

5/19/2012
Pittsfield, MA: Little Cinema - Berkshire Museum

 

5/20/2012
Columbus, OH: Gateway Film Center 8
Bethlehem, PA: ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

 

5/21/2012
Pittsburgh, PA: Regent Square Theater

 

5/26/2012
Three Rivers, MI: Riviera Theatre

 

6/7/2012
Gloucester, MA: Cape Ann Community Cinema

 

6/8/2012
Peekskill, NY: Paramount Center

 

6/17/2012
Daytona Beach, FL: Cinematique of Daytona

 

6/18/2012
Tulsa, OK: Circle Cinema

 

6/23/2012
Peekskill, NY: Paramount Center

 

7/7/2012
Houston, TX: The Museum of Fine Arts

 

8/3/2012
Rochester, NY: Dryden Theatre


Edited by waldobushman - 5/4/12 at 8:05am
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The master tapes were lost during shipping, but a VHS copy of the interview was recovered in London last October. The tapes were digitized and restored in preparation for screening.
 

 

 

I really wonder what a VHS tape will look like on the big screen.

 

Wait.  We already know.

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I really wonder what a VHS tape will look like on the big screen.

 

Wait.  We already know.


Why not refer to that handy-dandy chart that people always pull out whenever someone says they're excited for Super Hi-Vision? 

 

You know, the one created by people with terrible eyes to make them feel better about how they alone can't tell the difference between 720 and 1080.

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I'm as big an Apple fan as anyone, but there's no way that I'm going to a movie theatre to watch VHS footage of old interviews. I don't even think I would pay for the DVD for this, unless its released really cheap. This is material for Youtube. Free is about all I would pay for it.

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I'm as big an Apple fan as anyone, but there's no way that I'm going to a movie theatre to watch VHS footage of old interviews. I don't even think I would pay for the DVD for this, unless its released really cheap. This is material for Youtube. Free is about all I would pay for it.

Yeah, I really don't get how they thought 20 minutes of footage from an old interview from the 90s is something to release to movie theatres.
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WTF. Put it on iTunes already. Screw the second theater run.

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