Outdoor Film: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Aug 9, 2019
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Parade Ground

The second edition of the hugely popular summer series returns, giving audiences a chance to see the feverish imaginations of DIY surrealist Michel Gondry and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman kick into overdrive for the great gonzo sci-fi romance of the early 2000s. When nice guy dweeb Joel (Jim Carrey) encounters blue-haired spitfire Clementine (Kate Winslet) on the LIRR, there’s a spark of attraction, but also something familiar — almost as if they’ve met before… Cue a ping-ponging, time- and space-collapsing journey through memory and a star-crossed love gone sour. The high-contrast handheld camerawork of Ellen Kuras enhances the whiplash sense of disorientation in what is, ultimately, a heart-wounding parable about the ways in which we inevitably hurt those we love most.

Screenings will be free and open to the public with pre-show entertainment including a DJ kicking off at 7pm 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 Kimchi Taco, People’s Pops, Makina Café, Gary’s Steaks 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.

Full Schedule:

June 14: School of Rock (Richard Linklater, 2003, 108m), preceded by Mr. Yellow Sweatshirt (Pacho Velez & Yoni Brook, 2017, 8m)

July 19: After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985, 98m), preceded by Ada (Eleanore Pienta, 2018, 11m)

August 9: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004, 108m), preceded by To the Unknown (Michael Almereyda, 2018, 6m)

Getting there
7 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 2 Minutes from Yankee Pier