Film

Femmes Fatales

March 2–18, 2018

Everyone loves a dangerous dame. For as long as there have been storytellers, humans have been thrilled and terrified by tales of seductive women who bring helpless men to their knees. For most, the term “femme fatale” conjures an image of the cool, vindictive vamp who appeared in 1940s film noir: a recurring character that many film scholars attribute to growing male anxieties about changing gender roles during World War II. This film series follows the femme fatale phenomenon beyond film noir and across multiple genres, tracing the evolution of this archetype over nearly 90 years of great cinema. Catch beguiling performances by Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson, Marlene Dietrich and more.

If you plan to see at least three films at the MFA in March, save by purchasing a 3-film pass.

Ticket Packages

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Past Events

Film

March 7, 2018
6:00 pm–7:35 pm

Directed by Josef von Sternberg (USA, 1931, 91 min.). 35mm.

Film

March 7, 2018
8:00 pm–10:05 pm

Directed by Luc Besson (France/ Italy, 1990, 117 min.). Digital.

Film

March 8, 2018
5:00 pm–6:50 pm

Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (USA, 2014, 99 min.). Digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.

Film

March 9, 2018
5:30 pm–7:20 pm

Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (USA, 2014, 99 min.). Digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.

Film

March 9, 2018
8:00 pm–9:55 pm

Directed by Jonathan Glazer (UK/USA, 2013, 108 min.). Digital.

Film

March 10, 2018
1:00 pm–2:55 pm

Directed by Billy Wilder (USA, 1944, 110 min.). 35mm.

Film

March 10, 2018
3:30 pm–5:05 pm

Directed by Josef von Sternberg (USA, 1931, 91 min.). 35mm.

Film

March 11, 2018
12:30 pm–2:25 pm

Directed by Charles Vidor (USA, 1946, 110 min.). 35mm.

Film

March 11, 2018
3:00 pm–4:55 pm

Directed by Billy Wilder (USA, 1944, 110 min.). 35mm.

Film

March 14, 2018
5:30 pm–7:25 pm

Directed by Gus Van Sant (USA, 1995, 110 min.). 35mm.

Film

March 14, 2018
8:00 pm–9:50 pm

Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (USA, 2014, 99 min.). Digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.

Film

March 16, 2018
5:30 pm–7:25 pm

Directed by Jonathan Glazer (UK/USA, 2013, 108 min.). Digital.

Film

March 16, 2018
8:00 pm–9:55 pm

Directed by Gus Van Sant (USA, 1995, 110 min.). 35mm.

Film

March 18, 2018
1:30 pm–3:05 pm

Directed by Josef von Sternberg (USA, 1931, 91 min.). 35mm.