With the return of summer comes the next wave of Sunset Cinema! Our free outdoor film series features a diverse lineup of recent hits, perfect for viewing under the stars. On June 19, kick off the 21st annual Roxbury International Film Festival with a screening of the mind-bending animated hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. On July 11, usher in the Boston French Film Festival with the madcap comedy The Trouble with You, nominated for nine César awards. August and September selections to be announced.

All screenings take place on the Huntington Avenue Lawn, and are preceded by art making and lawn games starting 90 minutes before the film begins. No ticket is required. Bring a blanket or low chair (maximum 3 feet high), a picnic supper, and nonalcoholic beverages to enjoy during the film. Beer, wine, and snacks are available for purchase.



In This Series


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
June 19, 2019
7:00 pm10:30 pm

Directed by Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, and Rodney Rothman (USA, 2018, 116 min.). Digital. English with open captions.


The Trouble with You
July 11, 2019
7:00 pm10:20 pm

Directed by Pierre Salvadori (France, 2018, 107 min.). French with English subtitles.


All screenings are wheelchair accessible and include English captions or subtitles. For more information, call 617-267-9300, or e-mail access@mfa.org.

Event Policies

Films are held outdoors on the Huntington Avenue Lawn, weather permitting. The weather decision is made on the day of the film.

All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff. Large bags, coolers, and tall chairs are not permitted.

Per Federal and State law, the MFA welcomes trained service animals. Service animals must be on a leash or tether and under the control of the owner at all times. Emotional support and other animals or pets are not permitted on the Museum campus.


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.