MFA Film is back!

The Museum’s team of cinephiles brings you a rich slate of independent and international cinema. Don’t miss renowned festivals, cult classics, all-time favorites, and more. See you at the movies!


May 25, 2023
7 pm

Copresented with the Roxbury International Film Festival, Aftershock follows two families as they become ardent activists in the maternal health space, seeking justice through legislation, medical accountability, community, and the power of art.

The Watermelon Woman

June 9, 2023
7 pm

Presented in partnership with Wicked Queer: Boston’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival and Boston Pride for the People, this landmark of queer cinema is the story of Cheryl (Cheryl Dunye), a twenty-something Black lesbian struggling to make a documentary about Fae Richards, a beautiful and elusive 1930s Black film actress popularly known as the Watermelon Woman.


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