Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Times:

  • 6:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 15, 2015

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
    815 E Olive Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93728

Synopsis

From Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney comes an insightful, piercing documentary into the legacy of a man revered worldwide as a genius, while those close to him felt the weight of his ambition — the late Steve Jobs. With his black turtleneck, blue jeans, and a ubiquitous Apple shining behind him, Jobs’s image was iconic. Through archival footage and candid interviews with co-workers and journalists, Gibney seeks to understand if the tech legend’s contradictory nature toward his work and personal life affected not only those close to him, but the millions of customers who mourned him. Gibney — best known for “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” and “We Steal Secrets” — goes beyond the Apple stage to take an unflinching look into the man who forever shaped Silicon Valley.

Director: Alex Gibney
USA (2015)
128 minutes, Rated R
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Screening Sponsor
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Reviews

"Mr. Gibney, a prolific documentarian, not only charts Mr. Jobs’s extraordinary record of marketing and innovation, but also presents a merciless anatomy of a complicated public character." — Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times
"As rendered by Gibney, Steve Jobs wanted nothing more than to be an artist, and he succeeded — but only in a world where marketing and hucksterism can be considered art. We may, in fact, live in that world. And if so, Gibney says, we have Steve Jobs to thank." — John Anderson, Time
"Mr. Gibney, a prolific documentarian, not only charts Mr. Jobs’s extraordinary record of marketing and innovation, but also presents a merciless anatomy of a complicated public character." — Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times
"As rendered by Gibney, Steve Jobs wanted nothing more than to be an artist, and he succeeded — but only in a world where marketing and hucksterism can be considered art. We may, in fact, live in that world. And if so, Gibney says, we have Steve Jobs to thank." — John Anderson, Time

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.