jhrizz writes: "On Thursday January 9th 2009 Rob Baca and Josh Rizzo presented the documentary "Welcome to Macintosh" to an audience of over a hundred people that included Andy Hertzfeld, Guy Kawasaki, Leander Kahney, Jim Reekes, Ron Wayne and a surprise guest- Steve Wozniak! This video clip was the first question asked by an audience member during Q&A. Spoiler: Steve Wozniak is quoted as saying that of the many independent film he has been a part of, "Welcome to Macintosh" was "by far the best one I've seen.""
Josh Rizzo writes: "Thanks in advance for your consideration. Does anyone from Slashdot wish to attend? Thanks, — Josh
Los Angeles CA — "Welcome to Macintosh — The documentary for the rest of us" will be presented for one night only during the week of "Macworld" 2009 in San Francisco. On Thursday, January 8th a special "Macworld Exclusive" version of the film will be presented on the big screen, with Guy Kawasaki, Jim Reeks, Ron Wayne and others on hand for Q&A after the film.
"Macworld is a landmark event for Apple and Mac fans around the world and we are excited to present the film to such an international audience," says Rob Baca, Co-director of the film. "We feel honored to have Guy, Jim and Ron attending the screening. It promises to be a lot of fun for everyone," adds Josh Rizzo, Co-director of the film.
In addition, a special segment of "Welcome to Macintosh" in which the interviewees speak about what Apple may be like without Steve Jobs is now available on YouTube.
"Recently there has been a lot of discussion about what the future might hold for Apple, especially post-Steve Jobs" says Baca. "We asked the same questions in our interviews for the film and were quite surprised by the answers we received!"
"Welcome to Macintosh" will be presented at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. San Francisco's premiere venue for independent film. Sundance Cinemas is part of the Sundance family of businesses created by Robert Redford which includes the Sundance Institute, Film Festival, Channel, Resort and Preserve.
Attendees will also be able to purchase the Welcome to Macintosh DVD on site or receive a discount when purchased online through FilmBaby. The filmmakers recently announced that the DVD contains a DRM Free Digital Bonus Version in addition to over three hours of extras.
Seating is limited and selling fast. Tickets are available online via BrownPaperTickets (link below). Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be available in the lobby.
When: Thursday: January 8th @ 7:00pm
Where: Sundance Kabuki Cinemas 1881 Post Street at Fillmore San Francisco, CA 94115
With acceptance in five international film festivals, "Welcome to Macintosh" is reaching its goal of bringing the story of Apple and the Macintosh to the new generation of Mac, iPhone and iPod users around the world. More information on the film including participation on social networks such as NING, FaceBook, MySpace and Twitter, visit Welcome To Macintosh website.
Welcome to Macintosh — The documentary for the rest of us, is the first documentary of its kind to mix history, criticism and an unapologetic revelry of all things Apple into a movie experience. The film explores the early years of Apple, the many challenges Apple has faced, and what the future may hold for the company and its products. Ex-Apple employees, engineers and community members offer insight on the company's innovations, failures, cultural impact and what the future may be like beyond the reign of its co-founder Steve Jobs. Interviews include notable Apple personalities Andy Hertzfeld, co-creator of the original Macintosh, Guy Kawasaki, long time Mac evangelist, Leander Kahney, author of the book Cult of Mac, Jim Reekes, creator of the Macintosh start-up sound and Ron Wayne, original co-founder of the Apple Computer Company. Welcome to Macintosh is an independent motion picture and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Apple Inc. Macintosh, iPod and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
jhrizz writes: ""Welcome to Macintosh — The documentary for the rest of us" is an official selection in the "The tenth annual Wisconsin Film Festival" April 3rd — 6th, 2008 in Madison, Wisconsin. The Festival schedule will be announced on Thursday March 6th. Events and screening times updates will be posted regularly to the Welcome to Macintosh website.
"Welcome to Macintosh" is a documentary that explores the many ways Apple Computer (now Apple, Inc.) has changed the world. Whether a long time Mac fanatic or new to computers, Welcome to Macintosh takes you from the early days of the Apple-I to the latest and greatest Apple has to offer."
jhrizz writes: "This has been in production for a few years now, covers a bit of apple history, behind the scenes, and the variety of people that make up the Mac community. Has some great conversations with Apple personalities and covers the spectrum of what it was like to be a Mac user, from the 80s to today."