The documentary factory that is Alex Gibney keeps on a-churnin’ as his latest, Steve Jobs: The Man and the Machine is ready to hit screens big and small on September 4, 2015. The fine folks at Magnolia Pictures were even nice enough to give Mashable an exclusive peek at the poster as well as the trailer and now, we’re going to share it with you.
I generally dig Gibney’s work but he’s so active, it’s starting to feel all kind of the same. His other film this year, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief was a big hit at Sundance before taking a bow on HBO and he also directed the two-part documentary on Frank Sinatra (titled Sinatra: All or Nothing At All) that recently aired on HBO. Slow it down, man! Quality over quantity.
Press release is as follows…
In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, shrouded in shadows below a milky apple, Steve Jobs’ image was ubiquitous. But who was the man on the stage? What accounted for the grief of so many across the world when he died? From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, ‘Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine’ is a critical examination of Jobs who was at once revered as an iconoclastic genius and a barbed-tongued tyrant. A candid look at Jobs’ legacy featuring interviews with a handful of those close to him at different stages in his life, the film is evocative and nuanced in capturing the essence of the Apple legend and his values which shape the culture of Silicon Valley to this day.
Running time: 120 min