‘In the Heights’ World Premiere to Open 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

‘In the Heights’ World Premiere to Open 2021 Tribeca Film Festival
After a shuttered in-person 2020 edition, the Tribeca Film Festival is back in New York City this summer, and with a splashy world premiere to kick off the festivities. Director Jon M. Chu’s long-awaited “In the Heights,” adapted from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, will open the 20th anniversary edition of Tribeca on June 9.

In the spirit of the movie’s setting, the premiere will be hosted at the United Palace in Washington Heights, the very neighborhood where the movie takes place. The festival’s opening night will also be screened simultaneously across all five New York boroughs in multiple open-air venues. Tribeca runs for 12 days this year, June 9-20, and is said to be the first major North American film festival to be held in person since the start of Covid-19.

Quiara Alegría Hudes adapted the screenplay for “In the Heights” from her own Broadway book, with
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