See Film Calendar

Upcoming Programs

Curated Series

New Releases

Film Festivals

Special Screenings

Additional Information

University Membership

University Members and Pozen Community College Access Program student participants can purchase $5 same-day tickets in person for regularly priced screenings. Valid student ID required, limit of one ticket per ID.

Ticket Discount

Purchase tickets to three or more regularly priced films at once and get $3 off each ticket! Discount automatically applies at checkout.

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 or closed 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.


E.g., March 23, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019


Gender Bending Fashion on Film
April 25, 2019
8:00 pm9:40 pm
Tickets Available 3/21/2019 10:00 am

Friday, April 26, 2019


The Wild Pear Tree
The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci)
April 26, 2019
4:00 pm7:15 pm
Tickets Available 3/21/2019 10:00 am


New Cinema from Mexico
April 26, 2019
8:00 pm9:20 pm
Tickets Available 3/21/2019 10:00 am

Thursday, May 2, 2019


On the Fringe: Adventures in Cult Cinema, Gender Bending Fashion on Film
The Man Who Fell to Earth + Live Music by The Wrong Shapes
May 2, 2019
8:00 pm10:25 pm
Tickets Available 4/18/2019 10:00 am



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.