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Roxie Theater: General Magic
May 24, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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“A fascinating cautionary business tale”– Hollywood Reporter
Detailing the visionary work of General Magic, a barely known tech company from the 1990s, this documentary film uncovers a Silicon Valley company who designed a smartphone-type device, complete with emojis, that was years ahead of its time. Featuring interviews and archival footage of past employees now hugely successful names in their own right, the film spotlights a timeline of technological innovation and analyzes how timing is paramount. Featuring exclusive footage with Steve Jobs and Tony Fadell, GENERAL MAGIC is an inspiring portrait of the entrepreneurial spirit and a compelling argument for the necessity of failure.
Directed by Sarah Kerruish. USA. 93min. DCP.