The Social Network at The Curzon
PUBLISHED: 14:59 03 November 2010
TIPPED as one of the hottest films of the year, The Social Network (12A) will be screened in Clevedon from Friday.
With a screenplay by Aaron Sorking (most famed for the TV series The West Wing) this is the story of how three young men created the social networking site, Facebook.
In 2003, Harvard student and programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and begins working on a new idea.
Six years later, Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but you don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, The Social Network is based on the nonfiction book by Ben Mezrich called The Accidental Millionaires.
It explores the moment at which Facebook, the most revolutionary social phenomenon of the new century, was invented - through the warring perspectives of the super-smart young men who each claimed to be there at its inception.
Following two narratives, the film moves from the halls of Harvard to the cubicles of Palo Alto as it captures the thrill of the heady early days of a culture-changing phenomenon in the making and the way it both pulled a group of young revolutionaries together and then split them apart.
In the midst of the chaos are Mark Zuckerberg, the brilliant student who conceived a website that seemed to redefine the world’s social fabric, Eduardo Saverin, once Zuckerberg’s close friend who provided the seed money for the fledgling company, Napster founder Sean Parker, who brought Facebook to Silicon Valley’s venture capitalists, and the Winklevoss twins, the Harvard classmates who accused Zuckerberg stole their idea and then sued him for ownership.
The Social Network will be shown at The Curzon Community Cinema from November 5-11.
For full viewing times visit www.curzon.org.uk or call 01275 871000.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the North Somerset Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.