EXCLUSIVE: After debuting his Scientology documentary at Sundance in January, the Oscar-winning director is bringing an examination of the iIcon to Texas for its world premiere on Saturday. The Alex Gibney-helmed Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine will debut at SXSW at the Vimeo Theater in Austin. It probably won’t attract as much controversy as Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison of Belief, which airs March 29 on HBO, but the CNN Films-produced pic undoubtedly will have its own share of fans and haters.
Man In The Machine is set to air on CNN next year with a theatrical release a possibility if they find a buyer, but if you can’t wait until then and aren’t going to be at SXSW this weekend, check out the sneak-peek look above at the man who sold us iEverything as he inspired and sometimes terrified his employees at Apple. The man speaking is Bob Belleville, who was Director of Engineerin, MacIntosh, from 1982-85.
Written and directed by Gibney, Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine is EP’d by Amy Entelis, Vinnie Malhotra, Gaby Darbyshire and Stacey Offman. Viva Van Loock and Gibney serve as producers on the 127-minute film. Man In The Machine officially is playing twice during this year’s SXSW. Once on March 14 and again on March 19 at 2 PM at Austin’s Paramount Theatre.