In 2016, the National Museum of Women in the Arts introduced the viral hashtag #5womenartists, challenging us to name five women artists on the spot. The fact that this is a difficult task for many Americans underscores the extent to which women artists are absent from the art historical canon, both in textbooks and in popular culture. Inspired by this challenge and in celebration of Women’s History Month, MFA Film presents five new films by contemporary women filmmakers who are making history with their groundbreaking cinema: Cristina Gallego, Lynne Ramsay, Debra Granik, Josephine Decker, and Lucrecia Martel.

Can you name five more?

Co-presented with the Boston Women's Film Festival.

Past Events


March 20, 2019
8:00 pm–10:00 pm

Directed by Lucrecia Martel (Argentina/Brazil/Spain, 2018, 115 min.). Digital. Spanish with English subtitles.


March 17, 2019
3:00 pm–5:10 pm

Directed by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra (Colombia/Denmark/Mexico, 2018, 125 min.). Digital. Wayúu, Spanish, and English with English subtitles.


March 14, 2019
8:00 pm–9:40 pm

Directed by Lynne Ramsay (UK/France/USA, 2018, 89 min.). Digital. Closed captioned.


March 9, 2019
3:00 pm–4:40 pm

Directed by Josephine Decker (USA, 2018, 93 min.). Digital. In this audience favorite from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Madeline (newcomer Helena...


March 3, 2019
3:00 pm–5:05 pm

Directed by Debra Granik (USA, 2018, 119 min.). Digital. Closed captioned.