Last week, cinephiles invaded NYC for one of the film world’s biggest annual events, the Tribeca Film Festival. Amid all the screenings, discussions, and celebrity sightings, Flavorpill teamed up with Heineken to host two exclusive Drink and Discuss events, during which the folks behind some of our favorite festival picks sat down to discuss their films and take questions from the audience. Hosted by Flavorwire film editor Jason Bailey, the first event featured The Russian Winter director Petter Ringbom and star John Forté — who also performed a stunning acoustic set for the crowd — while the second one put the spotlight on Side by Side, Chris Kenneally’s star-studded investigative look at the future of film. Click through to check out our photo gallery from the events, then discover our other picks from the festival. … Read More
Remember that Heineken commercial “The Date” from last year? You know, the one that was so entertaining, you didn’t even mind the fact that it was an ad and most likely watched it ten times in a row on YouTube? (If you did miss it, take 90 seconds to see what all the fuss was about.) Well, just in time for Valentine’s Day, the fantastically strange band from that spot is back, and now they’re at your beck and call in Heineken’s hilarious Serenade app. You can use the app to create a custom video for your object of desire, highlighting his/her special qualities while sending an invitation to do anything from karaoke to hot-lava surfing.
To celebrate the spirit of the serenade, we teamed with Heineken to throw a party at New York City’s Hiro Ballroom last week. Compered by comedian Dave Hill, the evening featured an onstage singing competition backed by the notorious live rock n’ roll karaoke band from Arlene’s Grocery and a live feed from a simultaneous bash in Amsterdam. Click through for our exclusive gallery of photos from the night, and then start creating a serenade of your own. … Read More