Martin Scorsese's After Hours starring Griffin Dunne will have a free screening on Governors Island Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
Film at Lincoln Center and the Trust for Governors Island have announced free summer screenings with the programme titled Escape in New York that will be produced by Rooftop Films. Barry Sonnenfeld's Men In Black, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, preceded by Pacho Velez & Yoni Brook's Mr. Yellow Sweatshirt; Martin Scorsese's After Hours, preceded by Eleanore Pienta's Ada, and Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind with Kate Winslet, Jim Carrey, Kirsten Dunst and Mark Ruffalo, preceded by Michael Almereyda on Kenneth Koch’s To The Unknown will screen on Governors Island.
Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind to close Escape in New York Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
“In 2018, our inaugural film series presented in partnership with Film at Lincoln Center was a huge success, giving new audiences the opportunity to spend evenings on Governors Island, experiencing in iconic NYC films with the iconic skyline of Lower Manhattan as a backdrop,” said Meredith Johnson, VP of Arts and Culture at the Trust for Governors Island. “We are thrilled to dive into year two of this landmark series, solidifying the Island and the centre of New York Harbour as the best place in the city to watch a movie under the stars.”
“As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations in 2019, we are offering a variety of exciting summertime Film at Lincoln Center events, and we're delighted that our continuing series of outdoor screenings at Governors Island can be part of these celebrations,” said Lesli Klainberg, Executive Director of Film at Lincoln Center. “These free events recall the origins of our organisation, when we produced Films in the Parks, outdoor screenings around the city in the 1970s. We’re thrilled to again work with the Governors Island team, and we expect to build upon the excitement we created last year with this new slate of films.”
- June 14: Men in Black - Mr. Yellow Sweatshirt
- July 12: After Hours - Ada
- August 9: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - To the Unknown