February 4th, 2012: The Social Network (2010)

Cast and Crew:  David Fincher (Director); Aaron Sorkin (Screenwriter); Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (Music); Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara

What It’s About: The Social Network is a heavily dramatized early history of the creation of Facebook; it’s a tale of friendship, trust, power, and revenge. The film is based on the book The Accidental Billionaires.

Why Watch it Today?: The original website that became today’s modern Facebook was launched on this date in 2004.

Where to Get It: Netflix (Rental Only), Amazon Instant Video and iTunes, or your local library.

Other Choices:  You could also watch something in commemoration of Massachusetts allowing same-sex marriage on the exact same day in 2004.

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