Steve Jobs Quotes Featured in 'Lost Interview' Movie Set to Hit Theaters in Weeks
Steve Jobs is slated to make a posthumous appearance in mid-November as “Steve Jobs: The Lost Interviews” hits select theaters nationwide.
The film, a question-and-answer interview from 1995, runs for 70 minutes and will be shown at Landmark Theatres Nov. 16 and 17.
Screenings are scheduled to take place in 19 cities across the country, including New York City, Palo Alto, Calif., Minneapolis, Atlanta and Seattle.
Part of the interview aired in a 1996 PBS miniseries called "Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires,” which examined the rise of the personal computer and Silicon Valley, CNET reported.
The full interview conducted by Robert Cringely was thought to be lost in 1996. A copy of the tape was made, though, and kept by Paul Sen, the director of the series.
Sen dug the copy out of storage after Jobs’ death in October and suggested Cringely post it on his blog for people to view for free, the L.A. Times reported.
"He didn't see any commercial value in it," Cringely told the L.A. Times. "I have three kids I have to put through college, so I thought maybe we could sell it."
Cringely began shopping the interview to potential buyers and soon received an offer from Landmark Theatres to screen the film.
The interview, shot shortly after he was fired from Apple, shows Jobs prior to his success launching products like the iPhone and iPad upon his return to the company.
"He was great that day," Cringely told the L.A. Times. "He was a cranky guy. I think we see that."