Earlier this week we ran down our non-blockbuster/franchise/comic book movie options for your this summer, and now you can add a couple more to the calendar.
First up Magnolia Pictures has picked up “Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview” which is exactly what it sounds like. This candid, in-depth interview with the late visionary was filmed in 1995 by Robert Cringely, and Jobs discusses at length his early days, career battles, and vision for the future. Small portions of the piece were used for a television series at the time, but the vast majority was shelved, and for 17 years thought to be lost. Recently unearthed, it is being presented in its unedited entirety, providing a fascinating look at Jobs at a particularly interesting, transitory moment in his career, two years before he would go on to retake control of Apple. Magnolia will drop the picture into theaters on May 11th in limited release, and punch it on DVD and VOD later this summer. Granted, it’s only an hour long and a single interview, but there’s few people as fascinating as Steve Jobs. Check out the teaser trailer below.
Meanwhile, Todd Solodnz‘s latest “Dark Horse” has now found a home at the relatively unknown Brainstorm Media, THR reports. Led by little known charactor actor Jordan Gelber, he plays a thirtysomething man still living with his parents (Christopher Walken and Mia Farrow), who seeks to marry a woman he just met, who is also in a similar state of arrested development (Selma Blair) in an attempt to shed his label as the dark horse of the family. Justin Bartha and Zachary Booth play, respectively, the protagonist’s brother and cousin, while Aasif Mandvi appears as Blair’s ex-boyfriend, and Donna Murphy is Walken’s secretary at the company he runs, where Gelber works.
We saw the film at Venice last year, and while Solondz is deconstructing the man-child comedy genre, it lacks the bite he’s known for. But you can check it our yourself when it hits theaters on June 8th.