Lost Steve Jobs Footage Coming to Big Screen

Former Apple chief recalls crank call to the Vatican
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2011 1:47 PM CDT
Lost Steve Jobs Interview to Coming to Big Screen
Steve Jobs gives an early interview to PBS.   (YouTube)

From the back of a British garage, filmmakers have salvaged an old interview with Steve Jobs and plan to screen it in theaters across America, the Los Angeles Times reports. Initially recorded for a PBS/Channel 4 miniseries nearly 20 years ago, the footage was lost until the director of the series discovered a dubbed VHS copy in his garage. "He didn't see any commercial value in it," says interviewer Robert Cringely. "I have three kids I have to put through college, so I thought maybe we could sell it."

Cringely emailed Landmark Theatres co-owner Mark Cuban late one night, and heard back less than 5 minutes later: Yes, he would screen it. The interview shows Jobs at his cranky best, says Cringely, railing against Microsoft and revealing his bruised feelings over Apple firing him. Jobs also describes a crank call he and a friend made to the Vatican pretending to be Henry Kissinger and asking for the pope. The movie will air on select screens Nov. 16 and 17, and for an entire week in Palo Alto, Calif. (More Steve Jobs stories.)

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