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Tribeca Festival kicks off Wednesday night with premiere of Jennifer Lopez documentary “Halftime”

The annual Tribeca Festival kicks off Wednesday night in Washington Heights.

CBS2’s Ali Bauman was on the pink carpet exterior the United Palace Theater, the place the celebrities have been simply beginning to arrive for the world premiere of a the movie “Halftime,” a documentary following the career of Jennifer Lopez.

This year, the Tribeca competition goes again to its roots, whereas including new mediums of storytelling.

Wednesday marked the primary of a 12-day celebration of films, music, tv, video games, podcasts, and every type of leisure. The competition was created in 2002 by Robert DeNiro and producer Jane Rosenthal, and has grown tremendously within the many years since.

CBS2 speaks to Robert DeNiro about this year’s Tribeca Festival


After the competition needed to be canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic, final year it returned on a smaller scale, with many premieres in outside venues unfold across the 5 boroughs. However, this year the competition is again to principally indoor theaters in Manhattan, however with extra of an emphasis on music, gaming, and stay talks.

“You created the festival after 9/11 to revitalize the city. Now the city is once again in a position where it’s trying to bring people back to New York, does it feel like a full-circle moment for the festival?” Bauman requested.

“Yeah, but I always feel New York is gonna come back. No matter how you look at it, it’s gonna come back,” DeNiro mentioned.

“We have a film at the festival called “Broadway Rising,” and it really talks about the perseverance of not only the city but the perseverance of the artist,” Rosenthal added. “It’s really a testament to all for New York in times of trouble, getting together and putting on a great show, which is kind of what we’ve done with the festival all these years.”

The competition runs till June 19.

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