The Trust for Governors Island and Film at Lincoln Center present a lineup of free outdoor movie screenings for the 2019 season. For its second year, Film at Lincoln Center will curate three outdoor screenings throughout the season, inspired by the city we all call home. This year’s outdoor film series will take place on the Island’s historic Parade Ground, an eight-acre lawn with expansive open views of Lower Manhattan. The series will be produced by Rooftop Films.
The films featured in this year’s edition of “Escape in New York” celebrate all the ways in which our city, like cinema itself, provides visitors, new arrivals, and lifelong residents alike with infinite avenues of escape: from the humdrum routines of a straitlaced existence, from the frustrations and indignities of childhood, and from the pain of one’s own past. This season’s series will kick off on June 14 with Richard Linklater’s wildly entertaining School of Rock. Other films to be showcased include Martin Scorsese’s dark comedy classic After Hours (July 12) and Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (August 9), each paired with an independent short film by a local filmmaker selected by Film at Lincoln Center’s programming team.
Screenings will be free and open to the public with pre-show entertainment kicking off at 6pm and the films beginning at dusk. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at each screening, including a beer garden by Threes Brewing, food by Perros y Vainas, People’s Pops, Melt Bakery and more.
During outdoor screenings, evening ferry service will run from Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan, located at 10 South Street, departing Lower Manhattan at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm. Ferries will return to Lower Manhattan from Soissons Landing at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00pm.
Free and open to the public!Scorsese followed up his early 1980s classics The King of Comedy and Raging Bull with this equally enduring journey to the end of the New York night, in which slightly uptight typist Griffin Dunne accepts an invitation from mysterious Rosanna Arquette to visit her loft in a nightmarishly surreal SoHo, and his efforts to get back uptown are repeatedly, hilariously thwarted.
All screenings are free and open to the public! Pre-show entertainment kicks off at 6:00pm, including a beer garden and food vendors, and films begin at dusk.
Where: Screenings will take place on the Island’s newly restored Parade Ground, an eight-acre lawn with expansive open views of Lower Manhattan.
When: The second Friday of every month between June and August during Governors Island’s Late Fridays
Directions: During outdoor screenings, evening ferry service will run from Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan, located at 10 South Street, departing Lower Manhattan at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm. Ferries will return to Lower Manhattan from Soissons Landing at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00pm. We recommend taking the 6:30 or 7:30pm ferry in order to arrive before the film begins.