Join our Cafe Cinematique International group as we watch important and provocative films followed by a moderated discussion. The best in international and independent films from all eras find their way to our coffee table. ** We will take a break for the summer – moderated discussions will resume in October
STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE
September 13, 2:00 pm
USA – Not Rated
In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, Steve Jobs’ image was ubiquitous. But who was the man on the stage under the giant iPhones? What accounted for the grief of so many across the world when he died?
In Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney presents a critical examiaton of Jobs, revered both as an ironclastic genius and denounced as a barbed-tongued tyrant. The film is a candid telling of the Apple legend through interviews with a handful of those close to Jobs at different stages in his life. Stve Jobs: The Man in the Machine is an evocative portrait of his legacy, and our relationship with the computer. It unravels the larger than life myth he so deliberately crafted, and examines the endurance of his values which continue to shape the culture of Silicon Valley to this day.
“Gibney is convincing on ever front” - Hollywood Reporter
“Riveting and important” - The Guardian
“Like he did with Scientology Going Clear, Gibney peels back the complex layers surrounding the man. A film worth seeing and talking about” - Huffington Post
September 27, 2:00 pm
Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Starring Conrad Anker, Grace Chin and Jimmy Chin
USA – R – 87 mins
After suffering dramatic setback in their lives, three close friends who are among the world’s best professional climbers battle their complicated pasts, inner demons and nature’s harshest elements in an attempt to confront Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru, the most technically complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas, one that has never been scaled to completion.
Documentary Film Audience Award – Sundance
“Meru is more than a gripping tale of human resistance, survival and friendship with killer cinematography. It’s a thoughtful meditation on life, death and everything in between” - Newsweek
“A genuinely moving tale of human perserverence and friendship” - The Playlist