See Film Calendar

Upcoming Programs

Curated Series

Film Festivals

Special Screenings


Additional Information

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.

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

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.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

August 1, 2019
5:30 pm–8:00 pm

Followed by a discussion with filmmaker Adam Mazo, learning director Dr. Mishy Lesser, film participant / TRC commissioner gkisedtanamoogk (Mashpee Wampanoag), and senior adviser Chris Newell (Passamquoddy).

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sunset Cinema
August 15, 2019
6:30 pm–10:45 pm

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Sunset Cinema
September 12, 2019
6:00 pm–9:30 pm


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.