Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Trust for Governors Island, and produced by Rooftop Films, Escape in New York: Outdoor Films on Governors Island marks the first ever film series on Governors Island.
The theme for the 2018 inaugural edition draws inspiration from the Island’s iconic views and the sense of escape visitors enjoy when boarding the ferry or watching a film on the big screen. Each feature will be paired with an independent short film by a local New York filmmaker.
Screenings will take place on the Island’s newly restored Parade Ground, an eight-acre lawn with expansive open views of Lower Manhattan, during Governors Island’s Late Fridays and will occur on the second Friday of every month between June and September. All screenings are free and open to the public with pre-show entertainment kicking off at 7:00pm and the films beginning at dusk.
Ferries during Late Fridays will run from the Battery Maritime in Lower Manhattan, located at 10 South Street. On film nights, they will depart Lower Manhattan at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 PM. Ferries will return to Lower Manhattan from Soissons Landing at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00PM. See the full ferry schedule here.