The screening on August 6 takes place at Governors Island and is free and open to the public with pre-show entertainment kicking off at 6pm and the film beginning at dusk. Ferry ticket reservations are required to manage capacity and ensure social distancing and can be made online at

A uniquely New York story, Spike Lee’s Mo’ Better Blues follows jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam (Denzel Washington, in his first collaboration with the director) as he navigates career and personal life with the city as a backdrop. 

Evening ferry service will run from Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan, located at 10 South Street, departing Lower Manhattan at 5:20, 6, 6:40, 7:20 and 8pm. Ferries will return to Lower Manhattan from Soissons Landing at 9, 10 and 11pm. Face coverings are required when boarding, riding and exiting Governors Island ferries.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase, including a beer garden by Threes Brewing, food by Makina Café, Melt Bakery and more.