The Tribeca Film Festival will feature the Jennifer Lopez Netflix documentary Halftime on its opening night. The premiere is set to take place on Wednesday June 8 at the United Palace in Washington Heights.
Halftime, which will debut on Netflix on June 14, follows Lopez as she reflects on her milestones and evolution as an artist and navigates the second half of her career. Directed by Tribeca alum Amanda Micheli, the documentary ‘focuses on Lopez’s hard work and creative and cultural contributions as an artist and performer as well as her evolution as a Latina, a mother and a woman taking more agency in her career and using her voice for a greater purpose.’ Micheli said in a statement: “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.”
Tribeca Festival co-founder Robert De Niro added, “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. The Tribeca Festival is eager to bring audiences from all over the world together to honor the importance of purpose-driven creative expression.”
The Tribeca Film Festival is set to run from June 8-19 throughout New York City.
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