Jennifer Lopez documentary Halftime will open Tribeca Film Festival Photo: Netflix
The Tribeca Film Festival will open on June 8 with the world premiere of Amanda Micheli's Jennifer Lopez documentary Halftime.
The Netflix film sees the singer and actress reflect on her career, considering her performances onscreen and stage as well as her Superbolw half-time show and the presidential inauguration.
Micheli said: “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 and Tribeca Enterprises CEO Jane Rosenthal said: “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
"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 JLo’s Latina culture and heritage at the United Palace, just blocks away from the Bronx.”
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 premiere of Halftime will be held at the United Palace in Washington Heights in upper Manhattan, before it debuts on Netflix on June 14. The festival will run in New York City from June 8 to 19.