Watch the first trailer for the provocative ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’ documentary

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A new movie about Apple’s legendary co-founder, titled ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine,’ is scheduled to open in select theaters in less than two weeks and Mashable today released the first official trailer which provides an early look into the forthcoming documentary.

In addition to exploring the impact of Steve Jobs’ work on the society and our embrace of computers and technology, the 120-minute nonfictional documentary plays off the controversies that had surrounded Jobs’ persona for many years.

Directed by Alex Gibney, it apparently paints the picture of a “bold, brilliant and brutal” Steve Jobs, the description which did not sit well with Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, who called it “an inaccurate and mean-spirited view of my friend” and ”not a reflection of the Steve I knew.”

The director has managed to capture several of Jobs’ personal acquaintances for his film, first shown four months ago at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The exclusive screening reportedly drew ire of several Apple employees who apparently walked out.

A “provocative and sometimes startling re-evaluation of the legacy of an icon,” the film was produced in partnership with CNN Films and will be released by Magnolia Pictures.

Here’s the official trailer.

The film follows Jobs’ path from a small house in the suburbs, to zen temples in Japan to the CEO’s office of the world’s richest company, “exploring how Jobs’ life and work shaped our relationship with the computer.”

And here’s the official movie poster.

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Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine is scheduled to hit select theaters on September 4.

Do you plan on watching this documentary?

Source: Mashable