Tribeca Film Festival 2022 to launch with premiere of Jennifer Lopez documentary ‘Halftime’

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Jennifer Lopez [Photo provided]

New York’s 2022 Tribeca Festival will launch June 8 with the world premiere of “Halftime” at the United Palace in Washington Heights.

“Halftime” is a new Netflix documentary film by director Amanda Micheli that follows global superstar Jennifer Lopez as she reflects on her milestones and evolution as an artist and navigates the second half of her career continuing to entertain, empower and inspire.

“It’s an honor to be selected for the opening night of Tribeca, and so fitting to be celebrating this critical milestone in Jennifer’s life and career just miles from where she grew up! To have the opportunity to share this film on the big screen with a New York audience is a dream come true,” said Micheli, a Tribeca Film Fest alumnus, in a statement.

Tribeca will host the film’s premiere, in partnership with City National Bank, before it debuts on Netflix on June 14.

“The Tribeca Festival has always been an activist festival — a celebration of entertainment and innovation in the midst of remarkable challenges. We’re thrilled to open with ‘Halftime,’ an inspirational documentary that spotlights Jennifer Lopez’s activism through her iconic Super Bowl halftime show,” said Tribeca Festival Co-Founder and Tribeca Enterprises CEO Jane Rosenthal in a statement.

“Tribeca is proud to feature a wide selection of diverse programming that reflects our commitment to equity and inclusion, and we’re eager to premiere this beautiful exploration of J. Lo’s Latina culture and heritage at the United Palace, just blocks away from the Bronx.”

The 2022 Tribeca Festival will bring together diverse audiences via a curated lineup of events and experiences. Film premieres, live concerts, performances, talks, and demonstrations will take place throughout New York City at some of the world’s most iconic venues, including the Beacon Theater, the United Palace, Pier 57, Spring Studios, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, SVA Theatre, Village East by Angelika, Cinépolis Chelsea, Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place and Battery Park City.

“Powerful storytelling — whether in music, film, or games — encourages us to fight for universal values that bind humanity together. ‘Halftime,’ featuring Jennifer Lopez, reminds us of that,” said Tribeca Festival Co-Founder Robert De Niro in a statement. “The Tribeca Festival is eager to bring audiences from all over the world together to honor the importance of purpose-driven creative expression.”

For more information on the 2022 Tribeca Festival, go to tribecafilm.com.

-BAM

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