First show: September 16
A Q&A with director Jason Cohen will follow the 8:30pm screening on Saturday, 9/17!
A lively look at an underexposed tech-biz success story” – The Hollywood Reporter
Launched in 1982 by three friends in a Houston diner, Compaq Computer set out to build a portable PC to take on IBM, the world’s most powerful tech company. Although many others had tried cloning IBM’s prized code, only to be trounced by high-priced lawyers, Compaq’s vision for a portable PC found startling success, sending shockwaves through the industry and dethroning a tech giant. Directed by Oscar®-nominated director Jason Cohen and produced by Ross Dinerstein (“Jiro Dreams of Sushi”), SILICON COWBOYS charts the unexpected rise (and eventual fall) of Compaq during the booming 1980s PC industry, offering a refreshing and important addition to the familiar narratives of Jobs, Gates, and Zuckerberg.
Directed by Jason Cohen. 2016.78 min. USA.
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