Thanks to a treasure trove of archive footage, GENERAL MAGIC transports us to Silicon Valley of the early 90’s where tech company General Magic is hard at work developing a handheld computer which would go on to revolutionize the world of communication. For even though their “personal intelligent communicator” was a total flop, it nonetheless laid the groundwork for the smartphones and tablets of today. This highly fascinating and entertaining documentary serves up a series of ideas and concepts which would go on to form the basis of the world as we know it.
Sarah Kerruish, Matt Maude
Sarah Kerruish (UK), Matt Maude (UK) Kerruish’ filmography: INTIMACIES (1996). GENERAL MAGIC is Maude’s first feature documentary.