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J.Lo's documentary "Halftime" will premiere in June at the Tribeca Film Festival. Photo: gettyimages.
J.Lo's documentary 'Halftime" will premiere in June at the Tribeca Film Festival. Photo: Getty Images.

J.Lo's 'intimate' documentary set to premiere at Tribeca

The documentary about the life and career of the Latina actress and singer will premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Festival in June.

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The movie about the life and musical career of over 30 years of Jennifer Lopez is called Halftime.

Among some of the events that will be mentioned in the documentary are her show at the 2020 Super Bowl and her performance at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden in 2021.

Halftime will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 8 in New York. 

The premier of the film will take place in the United Palace Room in the Latin neighborhood of Washington Heights, near the Bronx, where the Latina singer, actress and businesswoman was born.

 “The Tribeca Festival has always been an activist festival, a celebration of entertainment and innovation in the midst of remarkable challenges. We are thrilled to open with “Halftime,’ an inspirational documentary that spotlights Jennifer Lopez’s activism. Tribeca is proud to feature a wide selection of diverse programming that reflects our commitment to equity and inclusion, and we are eager to premiere this beautiful exploration of J. Lo’s Latina culture and heritage,” said Tribeca Festival Co-Founder and Tribeca Enterprises CEO Jane Rosenthal in a press release.

The documentary is directed by American filmmaker Amanda Micheli and is produced by Netflix. Halftime will be released on the streaming platform on June 14 — a week after its premiere in Tribeca.

Netflix calls the documentary "intimate" and hopes the production will get the 52-year-old Latino superstar closer to her public through her honest reflections on the most important moments of her career, including the pressure of fame.

J.Lo and streaming

This is not the first production that López is preparing in 2022 with a streaming platform.

One of Netflix's big bets for this year is The Mother, an action film starring the Latin actress.

The other movie is Shotgun Wedding, which will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the United States.

What to know about Tribeca

The festival will begin on June 8 and will run until June 19 in New York.

The program includes the presentation of 110 feature films and 15 online premieres by 150 filmmakers from 40 countries. There will also be 43 short films in competition, 10 music videos, nine online premieres and 18 special screening shorts from 25 countries, the organization announced.

Tribeca has selected films that will be available online exclusively to U.S. audiences through the Tribeca at Home platform.

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