Unseen Footage From Lengthy Steve Jobs Interview Heading to Theaters

3:40 PM PST 11/05/2011 by Philiana Ng
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Landmark Theatres will screen "Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview" on Nov. 16 and 17.

Missing footage from an interview Steve Jobs did more than a decade ago for the Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires miniseries is making its way to the big screen.

Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, which will make its way to Landmark Theatres in the U.S. on Nov. 16 and 17, is from a conversation the Apple co-founder did with Robert Cringely for the 1996 mini. The series, which aired on PBS, centered on the personal computer industry and the rise of Silicon Valley, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Jobs and Cringely spoke for more than an hour, though in the end product of the mini, about 10 minutes were used. When he was working on Nerds 2.0.1, the followup to Triumph of the Nerds, his footage with Jobs could not be found. But Paul Sen, director of Triumph of the Nerds, had a VHS copy of the interview, which had been in his London garage all these years, but after Jobs' death, he located the tape.

That prompted Cringely to contact Landmark Theatres' Mark Cuban to see if he would be interested in screening the footage in theaters. According to the Times, Cuban responded in less than five minutes.

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After Jobs died, Sen went looking for the interview. He told Cringely of his find and suggested that perhaps Cringely could put it on his technology blog I Cringely as a "gift to the world."

A biography by Walter Isaacson, which delves into Jobs' personal life, was the biggest debut for a book this year and recently, 60 Minutes ran a segment on Jobs.

Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview will be screened in New York, Los Angeles and the Silicon Valley, along with other cities.

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