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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

GENERAL MAGIC

Directed by Sarah Kerruish, Matt Maude

US Films / United Kingdom, USA / 2018 / 93 mins / English / Arkansas Premiere

GENERAL MAGIC

The Arlington, Cinema 1
October 25, 2018 2:00 pm Buy Tickets

Description

If you own a smartphone and you don’t see this film, Siri may never speak to you again. Here is the story of her real parents: the folks from General Magic, “the most important tech company in Silicon Valley that no one ever heard of.” In 1994, they released a handheld, wireless personal computer—the first smartphone. The world wasn’t ready and the product flopped. Through archival footage and interviews with former “magicians,” witness true innovation and beginnings of this groundbreaking, populist technology.

Credits

Directors: Sarah Kerruish, Matt Maude
Producers: Matt Maude, Sarah Kerruish, Mike Stern
Cinematographers: Matt Maude, Jay Maude
Editor: Claire Ferguson


Preceded By

  1. HULA GIRL

    Amy Hill, Chris Riess / Short Films / USA / 2018 / 10 mins
    Joan Anderson sets the record straight on the “gentleman’s handshake deal” that stole her credit for inventing the hula hoop.

    Precedes: GENERAL MAGIC


Dates & Times

GENERAL MAGIC

The Arlington, Cinema 1
October 25, 2018 2:00 pm Buy Tickets