Trailer: Steve Jobs Is “The Man In The Machine”

Although the biopic Steve Jobsdirected by Danny Boyle and starring Michael Fassbender, is getting all the press, a documentary on the late Apple co-founder is just around the corner. Penned and directed by Alex Gibney, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine centers on the life of the iconoclastic genius whose visionary outlook left an indelible mark on society.

Steve Jobs, Woodside CA 1984
Steve Jobs in STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

“I originally envisioned the film as a kind of ‘Citizen Jobs,’ borrowing the meandering structure of Orson Welles’ masterpiece, in which an inquiring reporter moves from witness to witness, trying to piece together the meaning of Kane’s ‘Rosebud,'” said Gibney, whose previous credits include Freakonomics and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. “The resulting film is a journey of visits to people – some central, some tangential – to help the audience better understand him and his legacy.”

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine opens in theaters and On Demand September 4 via Magnolia Pictures.

Greg Srisavasdi

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