All Museum public programs are canceled through August 31, 2020.

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Virtual Screening Room

The MFA’s Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program continues to present the very best of international, documentary, and independent films during the Museum’s temporary closure. In this unprecedented time, we are glad to offer a thoughtful selection of groundbreaking films to view in the comfort and safety of your own home. New releases premiere every Friday and are available to rent through our partner websites. Your participation provides revenue for the MFA and our colleagues at numerous distribution companies. We remain grateful to you, our audiences, for your generous and continued support.

Still from César and Rosalie, depicting close-up of woman in straw hat

Virtual Boston French Film Festival

Available July 10–31

This summer, MFA Film continues its tradition of celebrating French cinema with a selection of films streaming from our Virtual Screening Room. This online mini-festival features an eclectic lineup of 11 new films produced in France—from comedy and romance to experimental cinema.

Picks from the MFA’s Curator of Film

While the MFA is closed, Carter Long, Katharine Stone White Curator of Film and Video, is highlighting some of the best films to watch from home. To coincide with the virtual launch of “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation,” Long shares his thoughts on three classics from the early hip-hop era as well as a recent documentary on Jean-Michel Basquiat. Watch the trailers and get info on where to stream or rent.