This event has been cancelled due to rain.

We look forward to seeing you at the other films in the Boston French Film Festival, including the encore screening of Divorce French Style on July 21.

Divorce French Style (Papa ou maman 2) directed by Martin Bourboulon (France/Belgium, 2016, 97 min.). In French with English subtitles.

Kick off the Boston French Film Festival with a free outdoor screening of this sharp-witted comedy, starring Laurent Lafitte (Elle) and Marina Foïs (Polisse) as a pair of hotheaded ex-spouses who have no choice but to play nice for the sake of their kids. Two years after their messy divorce, Vincent and Florence finally have it all figured out; they live in adjacent houses, split time with the children, and have a civil (if cynical) relationship. This tenuous truce unravels fast when both exes get involved with hot new partners, provoking each other’s insanely competitive natures. Stuffed with brilliant banter and absurd situations, Divorce French Style is nonstop fun from début to fin.

Watch the trailer here. Also screening July 21.

We suggest bringing a blanket or low chair, a picnic supper, and nonalcoholic beverages to enjoy during the film. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase. Lawn games, music, and art-making activities begin at 6:30 pm. The film starts at sundown, around 8 pm. No ticket is required.

Starting at 6:30, DJ Dee Diggs conjures up warm beats and crisp, seductive mixes.

Sunset Sketching
Also starting at 6:30, try your hand at plein-air drawing under the evening sky. We provide drawing materials, art instruction by local artist and MFA educator Elizabeth Taylor, and a model to sketch. All levels of drawing ability welcome.


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. The weather decision is made on the day of the film.

All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff. Large bags, coolers, and tall chairs are not permitted.

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.


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.

Sunset Cinema is supported by the Carlotte and Samuel Berk Fund.