Roble Hall goes Hollywood

From left,  Eisenberg, Garfield, Hammer, Tobin and Sorkin  (Photo courtesy Michael Liu/The Stanford Daily)
From left, Eisenberg, Garfield, Hammer, Tobin and Sorkin (Photo courtesy Michael Liu/The Stanford Daily)

Producer and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin visited Roble Hall Theater Monday morning, accompanied by the stars of the upcoming movie about Facebook, The Social Network.

Sorkin and his stars are doing a promotional tour for the movie, which was screened in Palo Alto Sunday evening. Most of the students packed into Roble had seen the screening. Accompanying Sorkin were stars Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Armie Hammer. Garfield was recently selected to star in a Spider-Man remake slated for 2012.

Stanford lecturer ADAM TOBIN interviewed the four. The event was sponsored by the Stanford Film Society and hosted by Roble Hall. To add to the Hollywood air, Nightline filmed Sorkin’s question-and-answer session with students for an upcoming segment.

The Social Network,written by Sorkin and directed by David Fincher, tells the story of the controversial founding of Facebook, whose offices are located in the Stanford Research Park. The film also apparently includes a scene about a fictional party the characters attended at Stanford.

Although The Social Network is about the very modern phenomenon of the Internet, Sorkin told the students the film includes “themes as old as storytelling itself.”

The audience quizzed the stars of the film about everything from portraying real people as opposed to fictional characters to acting with pop icon Justin Timberlake.