Escape in New York: Outdoor Films on Governors Island

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Repeats every month on June, July, August, September on the second Friday until Fri Sep 14 2018.
Friday, June 8, 2018 Various times
Friday, July 13, 2018 Various times
Friday, August 10, 2018 Various times
Friday, September 14, 2018 Various times
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10 and up
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The Trust for Governors Island, in partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, hosts the first ever film series produced on Governors Island, featuring four free screenings throughout the season, inspired by the city we all call home. 

The series kicks off with a screening of John Carpenter’s R-rated cult classic, Escape from New York. Other films to be showcased throughout the season include The Last Dragon, Ghostbusters, and Desperately Seeking Susan, each paired with an independent short film by a local New York filmmaker.

The films are shown on the Island’s newly restored Parade Ground, an eight-acre lawn with expansive open views of Lower Manhattan. Pre-show entertainment kicks off at 7pm and the films begin unspooling at dusk.

Ferries during Late Fridays will run from the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan, located at 10 South Street. On film nights, they will depart Lower Manhattan at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm. Ferries will return to Lower Manhattan from Soissons Landing at 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11pm.

2018 Schedule:
June 8: ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK - R. (John Carpenter, 1981, 99m), with THE ROAD TO MAGNASANTI (John Wilson, 2017, 15m)
July 13: DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN - PG-13. (Susan Seidelman, 1985, 104m), with MY LAST FILM (Zia Anger, 2015, 9m)
August 10: GHOSTBUSTERS - PG. (Ivan Reitman, 1984, 107m), with REVIEW (Dustin Guy Defa, 2015, 4m)
September 14: THE LAST DRAGON - PG-13. (Michael Shultz, 1985, 109m), with HERNIA (Jay Giampietro, 2015, 12m)

Governor's Island
Parade Grounds
New York , NY 40° 39' 5.0904" N, 73° 58' 7.9176" W
New York
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