Love Jones

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
8:00 pm–10:30 pm
Huntington Avenue Exterior at Forsyth Way (EX08)
Add to Calendar 2022-06-28 20:00:00 2022-06-28 22:30:00 Love Jones 06/28/2022 7:30 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this beloved romantic drama with a free outdoor screening on the MFA’s Huntington Avenue lawn!

Directed by Theodore Witcher (USA, 1997, 108 min). English with open captions.

Two Chicago creatives, aspiring writer Darius (Larenz Tate) and photographer Nina (Nia Long), meet in a club and share an instant connection. But when Nina decides to move to New York and mend her relationship with her ex-fiancé (Khalil Kain), it leaves Darius heartbroken, and puts the couples future in jeopardy. Winner of the Audience Award at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.

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Preceded by a Q and A with Regie Gibson

A poet, songwriter, author, workshop facilitator, and educator, Regie Gibson has performed, taught, and lectured at schools, universities, theaters, and various other venues on two continents and in seven countries including Cuba. Regie’s poetry is an integral part of Love Jones; his poem “Brother to the Night (A Blues for Nina)” appears on the movie soundtrack and is performed by the film’s star, Larenz Tate. Regie performed “Hey Nappyhead” in the film with world-renowned percussionist and composer Kahil El’ Zabar.

Interviewer: Dart Adams is a journalist, historian, researcher and an author from Boston who has previously written for the Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Magazine, Bay State Banner, NPR, Complex, Mass Appeal, Okayplayer and ESPN's Andscape. He's the author of "Best Damn Hip Hop Writing: The Book Of Dart" and co-author of the forthcoming "Instead We Became Evil: A True Story Of Survival & Perseverance" (August 9th, 2022).

No ticket is required. We recommend arriving an hour early to claim your seat.

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Wheelchair accessible


All screenings are wheelchair accessible and include English captions or subtitles. For more information, call 617-267-9300, or e-mail

Event Policies

Films are held outdoors on the Huntington Avenue Lawn, weather permitting.

Bring a blanket or low chair (maximum 3 feet high), a picnic supper, and nonalcoholic beverages to enjoy during the film. All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff. Large bags, coolers, and tall chairs are not permitted.

Snacks and nonalcoholic drinks are available for purchase until 9 pm.

Per Federal and State law, the MFA welcomes trained service animals. Service animals must be on a leash or tether and under the control of the owner at all times. Emotional support and other animals or pets are not permitted on the Museum campus.


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Lead Sponsor

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Funders of the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston