See Film Calendar

Upcoming Programs

On the Fringe: American Cult Films of the 1980s (January–December 2017)

Michelangelo: Love and Death (September 3–30)

My Journey Through French Cinema (September 6–22)

After Love (September 13–29)

Letters from Baghdad (September 21–29)

Costa-Gavras: Encounters With History (September 21–October 19)

To Kill a Mockingbird with special guest Annette Lemieux (September 28)

The Manhattan Short Film Festival (September 30 and October 7)

Swim Team (October 1–19)

Ex Libris: New York Public Library (October 1–18)

Bluebeard (October 11–27)

The Boston Palestine Film Festival (October 20–29)

Additional Information

Friends of Film

Open to all Museum members, Friends of Film connects people who love the art of film, have a desire to learn more, and want to meet others with similar enthusiasm. Participation includes two free tickets (subject to availability) to regularly priced films ($9 member, $11 nonmember), invitations for two people to attend programs, and runs on the same annual cycle—with the same expiration date—as your MFA membership. Join today!

University Membership

University Membership grants full-time undergraduate students $5 film tickets (regularly priced screenings purchased in person). Learn more and see how your school participates

Group Pricing

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted tickets for most of our films. For more information, please call 617-369-3310.


The MFA Film Program strives to make film screenings accessible to people of all abilities. Wheelchair and companion seating are available in both auditoriums, as are FM assistive listening devices. Many of the films we play are presented with English subtitles and whenever possible we obtain open captioned and audio described screening materials for use upon request. If you have any questions about accessibility at the MFA please call 617-369-3189. For inquires about specific film screenings please call 617-369-3687.


The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is funded by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation.

Also made possible with endowment support from the Katharine Stone White Film Fund, the Museum Film Program Endowment Fund, the Dean W. Freed Fund, the Marilyn and Selwyn Kudisch Endowed Fund for the Benefit of the Film Program, the MFA Associates and MFA Senior Associates Fund for Film and Video, and the Margaret L. Hargrove Fund. A gift from an anonymous Friend of Film makes program notes for select events possible. Visits by film and video artists are made possible by the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation Fund and by The Lowell Institute.