Magnolia Pictures has acquired US rights to Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, and has released the first trailer for the film. The pic is actually a candid, in-depth interview with Jobs that took place in 1995 and was thought lost for the past 17 years. It finds Jobs at a crossroads and provides a fascinating look at the visionary two years before he would re-take control of Apple. Magnolia is presenting the interview in its unedited entirety, and this trailer provides a peek at some of the absorbing insights that are sure to be gleaned from the film.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer, followed by the full press release. Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview will open in select theaters on May 11th, with a DVD and VOD release to follow later this summer.
Here’s the trailer (via The Playlist):
New York, NY – May 2, 2012 – The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today they have acquired US rights to STEVE JOBS: THE LOST INTERVIEW. This candid, in-depth interview with the late visionary was filmed in 1995 by Robert Cringely, and Jobs discusses at length his early days, career battles, and vision for the future. Small portions of the piece were used for a television series at the time, but the vast majority was shelved, and for 17 years thought to be lost. Recently unearthed, it is being presented in its unedited entirety, providing a fascinating look at Jobs at a particularly interesting, transitory moment in his career, two years before he would go on to retake control of Apple.
“STEVE JOBS: THE LOST INTERVIEW is a fascinating document that will be enlightening and entertaining for anyone that’s interested in Jobs’ legacy,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “It’s a valuable piece of history that has thankfully been rescued from obscurity.”
The film had limited special screenings at select theaters in the Landmark circuit earlier this year that were very well received. Magnolia will open the film in select theaters on May 11th, with a DVD and VOD release to follow later this summer.
Said Robert Cringely: “We knew we were witnessing history being made back in 1995 but the Landmark audiences confirmed it: they were stunned by our unconventional documentary, making this broader release a no-brainer. This is Steve Jobs as never seen before.”