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United Palace to host Jennifer Lopez, Tribeca Festival for premiere of Netflix doc 'Halftime'

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Honoree Jennifer Lopez accepts the Icon Award onstage at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards.(Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) Jennifer Lopez will visit Washington Heights on June 8 for the first night of the Tribeca Festival as the Netflix documentary "Halftime" will be onscreen at the United Palace, event organizers announced Wednesday.

The film is set to debut on Netflix on June 14. Lopez's story is told through the documentary “as she reflects on her milestones and evolution as an artist and navigates the second half of her career,” event organizers said, per AM New York.

“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 Festival Co-Founder and Tribeca Enterprises CEO Jane Rosenthal said.

“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.”

"Halftime" as the doc's title is a hat-tip to Lopez's Super Bowl performance with Shakira in 2020.

This will mark the second year in a row Tribeca will open the festival at the United Palace. In 2021, attendees gathered for Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In The Heights."

According to AMNY, "Halftime" director Amanda Micheli said in a statement that it’s “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.”

The Tribeca Festival will run from June 8 through June 19. For ticket information, click here.

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