20th edition of the “TriBeCa Film Festival” (TFF22) in the neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, NYC. A festival that has established itself as one of the most relevant around the world. Its program offers attendees a wide variety of independent films, including documentaries, short films and narrative features. It has a program of films suitable for the whole family.
The 2022 Tribeca Film Festival kicks off with the world premiere of the documentary Halftime, the story about Jennifer Lopez (directed by Amanda Micheli), in what is sure to be a stellar event at the spectacular United Palace Theater in Washington Heights. (No way to attend? No problem. The documentary, in which Lopez reflects on her evolution as an artist and career milestones, will also begin streaming on Netflix on June 14.)
The Bolivian-Uruguayan co-production “The Visitor”, the fourth feature film by acclaimed Bolivian filmmaker Martín Boulocq, won the award for best screenplay in the international fiction competition at the 2022 edition of the Tribeca Film Festival, where it had its world premiere.
Closing the festival on June 18, a documentary of another iconic New Yorker, The Reverend Al Sharpton: Loudmouth, directed by Josh Alexander, traces Sharpton’s life as a civil rights activist and sometimes controversial spiritual leader. The world premiere of the documentary will be followed by a conversation between Sharpton, Spike Lee and John Legend.
AMERICAN FICTION COMPETITION
Best Feature Film: Good Girl Jane, by Sarah Elizabeth Mintz
INTERNATIONAL FICTION COMPETITION
Best Feature Film: January (Janvaris) (Latvia, Lithuania, Poland) by Viesturs Kairiss
One of the most eagerly awaited is that of Antonio Banderas and actress Penélope Cruz, entitled “Official Competition”. Other cast members include: Óscar Martínez, Koldo Olabarri, Irene Escolar, Pilar Castro and José Luis Gómez.
Robert de Niro and Al Pacino wanted to remember The Godfather, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its release. The Tribeca Film Festival hosted the screening of the restored version of Francis Ford Coppola’s film and was attended by the two great stars, who played Vito Corleone and Michael Corleone, respectively, in the franchise.