Alex Gibney's Doc 'The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley' Trailer

February 18, 2019
Source: YouTube

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley Trailer

"There is definitely something going on behind-the-scenes…" HBO has debuted their official trailer for the documentary titled The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, the latest film made by prolific doc filmmaker Alex Gibney. This just premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival last month as one of the opening night films, and is getting released by HBO starting in March. Not too long of a wait for it. Another hard-to-believe, but it-all-really-did-happen story - The Inventor profiles a Silicon Valley "inventor" named Elizabeth Holmes. The film exposes her as a modern snake oil sales(wo)man, who swindled investors out of millions to create a magical black box medical device for doing multiple blood tests. Gibney interviews many former employees and various people involved in her company, known as "Theranos", and examines how she apparently achieved some kind of success before the truth got out. As it always does… This doc is a bit of a straightforward presentation of the real story of Holmes, but it's incredibly fascinating nonetheless.

Here's the trailer for Alex Gibney's doc The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, on YouTube:

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

Original description from "Elizabeth Holmes arrived in Silicon Valley with a revolutionary medical invention. She called it 'the Edison': a small, hyper-sophisticated black box that performed 200 tests in minutes, all from a single drop of blood. Needles, laboratories, and the select few companies that controlled them would become instantly obsolete. Like Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and Thomas Edison himself, Holmes intended to tear down and revolutionize an entire industry. The hitch? All of it was a lie. The system was a hoax. And what began as one of 2014's hottest tech companies—valued at nine billion dollars—dissolved into a fraudulent, bankrupt scheme that exposed Silicon Valley's [seedy] underbelly." The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is directed by prolific American documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, of the films Catching Hell, The Last Gladiators, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, The Armstrong Lie, Finding Fela, Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, Zero Days, No Stone Unturned, and Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge most recently. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. HBO will debut Gibney's The Inventor starting on March 18th next month. How crazy does all that look?

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I'm in. This story was so crazy I never understood how this woman ended up with so much money and had this radical (and appealing) idea that turned out to be a completely fallacy.

THE_RAW_ on Feb 18, 2019


I've been waiting on this doc for a minute now.It's amazing how she got so much money based on inaccurate data .There have been hints, like in the trailer, she went out and conned old and powerful men to support her and get other powerful people on her side. I always found it weird how much she idolized Steve jobs. she even went as far as to start dressing and talking like him.That alone should have been a red flag.And that weird freaking death stare... This is also shows the mad rush for people with money to invest in women based on their sex.If they did any kind of research they would have realized this was all a ruse.But when you live by identity politics you die by it as well.

Warpcore1701 on Feb 18, 2019


I'm confused by the jacket of this movie. It shows Visionary. Billionaire. Fraud? What would be more grammatically correct, at least based on what we already know, is Visionary? Billionaire? Fraud!!! You get the impression that they are looking to paint Liz in a positive light.

Beyond9 on Feb 18, 2019


I think having it the way it is works better as a way to pique the interests of people that don't know the story.

Efterklang on Feb 18, 2019


Great story. I've been waiting for Gibney's next doco and some one to cover this crazy story. Now I have both.

DAVIDPD on Feb 18, 2019


Bloody business, indeed ...

shiboleth on Feb 18, 2019

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