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General Magic - Documentary

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on: May 02, 2019, 04:11:17 AM

The ideas that dominate the tech industry and our day to day lives were born at a secretive Silicon Valley start-up called ‘General Magic’, which spun out of Apple in 1990 to create the “next big thing”. General Magic shipped the first handheld personal communicator (or “smartphone”) in 1994. Featuring legendary members of the original Macintosh team, along with the creators of the iPod, iPhone, Android, and eBay, the film combines rare archival footage with contemporary stories of the “Magicians” today. This is the story of one of history’s most talented tech teams, who after a great failure, went on to change the lives of billions.

Directed by Sarah Kerruish & Matt Maude
Release Date - May 10, 2019
List of screenings

*Comprised largely of footage shot by documentarian David Hoffman during his early 1990s trips to document startups in Silicon Valley