Alex Gibney's Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine trailer paints the Apple co-founder as bold, brilliant, brutal.

Watch the Trailer for Alex Gibney’s Brutally Honest New Documentary About Steve Jobs

Watch the Trailer for Alex Gibney’s Brutally Honest New Documentary About Steve Jobs

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July 24 2015 5:29 PM

Watch the Trailer for Alex Gibney’s Brutally Honest New Documentary About Steve Jobs

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Still taken from the trailer.

The new trailer for Alex Gibney’s Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine depicts the Apple co-founder as a “bold, brilliant, brutal” man driven as much by ambition as innovation. The documentary, which debuted at SXSW, arrives between dueling biopics of Jobs, the first largely disappointing, the other, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Michael Fassbender, to be released in September.

Gibney is the famously unflinching filmmaker behind the Oscar-winning Taxi to the Dark Side, along with Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, and, most recently, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief—and his characteristically uncompromising perspective is immediately evident here. The movie was deemed “mean-spirited” by some Apple employees, and seems destined to stir up just as much controversy as Gibney’s other documentaries when it’s released on Sept. 4.

Marissa Martinelli is a Slate editorial assistant.