Social Network (2010): World Premiere at N.Y. Film Fest

July 8, 2010 – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that David Fincher’s The Social Network will serve as Opening Night film for their upcoming 48th Annual New York Film Festival, kicking off on Friday September 24th.

Directed by Fincher from a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network stars Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake.

The film is set to be released by Sony Pictures Entertainment on October 1, 2010. The New York Film Festival runs September 24th – October 10th, 2010.

“It’s exceptionally rare to discover a film that so powerfully captures the spirit of its time; The Social Network is such a film. David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin are a director/writer team, like Lumet and Chayefsky before them, that make this movie not only of the moment, but reflective of larger cultural issues as well, and confirm their position at forefront of contemporary cinema,” says Richard Peña, Selection Committee Chair & Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Commenting on the Opening Night Selection, Mara Manus, Executive Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, said, “Our mission is to bring our audience films that entertain, spark a dialogue, and speak to the moment. That is the best of what film can do, and it is why The Social Network is the perfect choice to kick off this year’s New York Film Festival. David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin have focused their lenses on a story of friendship, loyalty, and betrayal, with a multifaceted character at the center who is as complex as he is clever. This is just the kind of film that our audience wants to see and we’re thrilled to be hosting the world premiere.”