The Tribeca Film Festival wrapped up over the weekend after another successful year of premiere films, many of which will generate buzz once again during awards season. While the entire city was swarmed by A-list actors, the after-parties post film screenings were without a doubt one of the hottest places to be during the TFF. On Friday evening, deep below the crowded Ace Hotel lobby bar movie buffs, beer drinkers, and party-goers alike gathered in the green-lit Liberty Hall space to celebrate director David M. Rosenthal’s film A Single Shot. The film stars Sam Rockwell, Jeffery Wright, William H. Macy, Kelly Reilly, Jason Isaacs, and Joe Anderson and tells “a personally driven father-daughter fable” that is “an engaging and suspenseful piece of work that is indie genre at its most spirited.”
Sponsored by Heineken, revelers mingled and chatted on leather couches with personalized Heineken pillows in the intimate space washed in kelly green lighting along with large, 3D Heineken signs. Those in attendance enjoyed ice cold bottles of beer, provided by Heineken, as well as mixed well drinks at the two open bars at opposite ends of Liberty Hall while DJ Goldie Gareza spun classic ‘90s rewinds. Celebs spotted at the after-party included Justin Long, Sam Rockwell, director David M. Rosenthal, NY1's resident film critic Neil Rosen, and others.
Over the course of the two week film festival Heineken also sponsored private Green Room Sessions at select venues throughout Manhattan. The events gave ticket holders the opportunity to get to know the creative minds behind five select films featured at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The films that participated in the intimate Q&A forum were Flex is Kings, Lenny Cooke, The Moment, Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia, Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution. Meant to bring film lovers closer to filmmakers, the Green Room Sessions featured passed hor d’oeuvres presented by the host venue.
Missed out on the Green Room Sessions? Check out the videos on Heineken’s YouTube channel.
Below is the Q&A with the director of Flex is Kings.