This free outdoor screening takes place at Governors Island’s historic Parade Ground. Ferries will run from the Battery Maritime in Lower Manhattan, located at 10 South Street. We recommend taking the 6:30 or 7:30pm ferry in order to arrive before the film begins. Food vendors and a beer garden will be open to attendees starting at 6pm.

The feverish imaginations of DIY surrealist Michel Gondry and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman kick into overdrive for the great gonzo sci-fi romance of the early 2000s. When nice guy dweeb Joel (Jim Carrey) encounters blue-haired spitfire Clementine (Kate Winslet) on the LIRR, there’s a spark of attraction, but also something familiar—almost as if they’ve met before… Cue a ping-ponging, time- and space-collapsing journey through memory and a star-crossed love gone sour. The high-contrast handheld camerawork of Ellen Kuras enhances the whiplash sense of disorientation in what is, ultimately, a heart-wounding parable about the ways in which we inevitably hurt those we love most. This screening will be preceded by To the Unknown (Michael Almereyda, 2018, 6m).


Join Film at Lincoln Center for a special New Wave Game Night ahead of the evening’s Governors Island screening of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. New Wave members can join us before the film to compete over an exclusive preview of Cinephile: A Card Game (coming August 27th from Clarkson Potter). Cinephile® is the ultimate card game for film nerds, movie geeks and cinephiles and has been called “a new essential, beautifully-designed game for film lovers.” Creator Cory Everett will be on hand at the event to give away a few advance copies and a limited-edition tote. Interested in participating? Simply contact the Member Desk at 212.875.5620 or email newwave@filmlinc.org

If you’re not a New Wave member, join anytime online or by calling 212-875-5620. More information about our New Wave program can be found here. To be eligible for New Wave, members and patrons must have a current membership at the Friend or Angel level with Film at Lincoln Center and be in their 20s or 30s.