Heineken Offers Film Fans Unique Opportunities to Talk With Filmmakers at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

Free fan Q&A events featuring John Forte, musician, and producer Brian Satz from The Russian Winter, and Side by Side director Chris Kenneally and producer Justin Szlasa

Apr 25, 2012, 14:58 ET from Heineken USA Inc.

NEW YORK, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heineken presents film fans and festival attendees two unique events this week at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Following scheduled film screenings tonight, April 25 and tomorrow, April 26, Heineken will host two Q&A events for fans to chat with the filmmakers at local New York City bars, featuring musician John Forte and producer Brian Satz from The Russian Winter, and Side by Side director Chris Kenneally and producer Justin Szlasa.

Screening attendees and fans without screening tickets are invited to attend these once-in-a-lifetime Q&A opportunities. To join the experiences, screening attendees must present their ticket stubs at the event locations below; fans without screening tickets can R.S.V.P. in advance at http://flavorpill.com/thehookup/tff/enter.html. Guests can sample Heineken, Heineken Light and hors d'oeuvres.

Heineken Exclusive Tribeca Film Festival Event Schedule:


Heineken Presents The Russian Winter Fan Q&A


John Forte, musician, and Brian Satz, producer


Wednesday, April 25 from 9:00–11:00 p.m.


Central Bar, 109 East 9th St. (between 3rd and 4th Aves.), New York City


Brooklyn-born John Forte was a Grammy-nominated musician in The Fugees at 21 and a federal prison inmate at 26. When his prison sentence was remarkably commuted in 2008, Forte was given a second chance to share his talents with the world. Chronicling his concert tour across Russia, this inspirational documentary takes us on Forte's personal journey—one that's as much about having his voice heard as having his music heard.


Heineken Presents Side by Side Fan Q&A


Chris Kenneally, director, and Justin Szlasa, producer


Thursday, April 26 from 9:00–11:00 p.m.


Bowlmor Lane, Greenwich Village Country Club, 110 University Place (between 12th and 13th Sts.), New York City


Over the past two decades, digital technology has created an evolution in cinema, challenging film as the standard format for motion pictures. Through interviews with Danny Boyle, James Cameron, David Fincher, George Lucas, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, Lars Von Trier, and many more, producer Keanu Reeves takes us on a tour of the past and future of the moviemaking process in this in-depth doc.

The Heineken events are open to all screening attendees and fans 21+ years and older, who R.S.V.P in advance, but do not include tickets to the screenings themselves. Screening passes are available at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival website.

To find out more information on these films and about the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, visit http://www.tribecafilm.com/festival/.

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