Perhaps the most publicly revered corporate figure of the technology age, Steve Jobs' untimely death at the age of 56 in 2011 set off a worldwide outpouring of grief from consumers who worshipped his signature products such as the iPhone and the iMac. The technology mogul was part iconoclast, part savvy corporate chieftain, part genius and part tyrant. He transformed Apple from a small start-up working out of a garage into the world's most valuable corporation in history, a global economic engine. This documentary explores the trenchant paradoxes of Jobs' personal and public life and simultaneously examines the complexities of society's interaction with personal computer technology through a mixture of archival footage and probing interviews.


Alex Gibney