The l990s brought a sea change to the way American movies are made and consumed. The invention of the VCR meant that Americans were watching movies at home every night of the week, and Hollywood couldn’t keep up with the demand for new content. To fill the void, independent filmmakers turned out a bounty of groundbreaking new films made on a relatively small budget and free from the confines of the Hollywood system. The 2018 reboot of our popular On the Fringe series presents a wide range of films from the 90s that capture the spirit of this cultural renaissance, from irreverent comedies like Welcome to the Dollhouse to genre-defying creations like Harmony Korine’s Gummo.

New Member Benefit

MFA Members can now reserve a free pair of tickets to every On the Fringe screening as soon as tickets go on sale, pending availability.

Audience

Adults

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In This Series

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Film

Welcome to the Dollhouse
July 6, 2018
8:00 pm9:30 pm

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Film

Gummo
August 3, 2018
8:00 pm9:40 pm

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Film

Slums of Beverly Hills
September 7, 2018
8:00 pm9:35 pm

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Film

Buffalo 66
October 5, 2018
8:00 pm10:05 pm

Directed by Vincent Gallo (USA, 1998, 110 min.). Format TBD.

Film

Being John Malkovich
November 2, 2018
8:00 pm10:00 pm

Directed by Spike Jonze (USA, 1999, 113 min.). Digital.

Film

Batman Returns
December 21, 2018
8:00 pm10:10 pm

Directed by Tim Burton (USA, 1992, 126 min.). 35mm.