Facebook down ahead of The Social Network movie premiere

NEW YORK, USA - The highly anticipated The Social Network directed by David Fincher premieres today at the New York Film Festival whilst Facebook experiences a 2nd day of down time.

The timing of Facebook s plunge into darkness for a majority of its users has added additional hype, hours before the Facebook movie gets its world premiere,

Mark Zuckerberg meanwhile donated $100 million dollars to Newark schools which will be the first from his new education foundation. News of the donation has been met with awe and criticism, for being timed on the day of the movie release. However, despite the ongoing media frenzy surrounding today s special screening, rumors are spreading that David Fincher's interpretation of the early days of Facebook could be a contender for the 2011 Academy Awards.

The movie, which has provoked and even offended in some regard the founders of Facebook could create a storm of controversy following its wide release on October 1st. The film industry is bracing for one of the most anticipated movie releases of the year, which uncovers a story affecting some 500 million people worldwide, who use the social network every day.

The New York Film Festival often keeps a low brow with more indie film premieres. International features playing this year include the likes of Olivier Assayas' "Carlos," and "Film Socialisme," directed by Jean Luc Godard. With the screening and worldwide attention for The Social Network , festival goers will certainly give this festival a round of applause for drawing the spotlight.

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