Being skint and in the need of fun activities to enjoy in the wonderful summer weather that we, as Bostonians, are currently experiencing, we’re always on the lookout for fun stuff do do that, well, might not involve the exchange of paper money or coinage in order for entrance. We’ve found a pretty damn good event this week, though: The Museum of Fine Arts, being one of our city’s finest institutions, is showing Black Panther, one of our favorite films of the year so far, on Wednesday (June 20).
Now we’re almost totally sure that you probably saw this movie when it was in theaters (which wasn’t that long ago, as Avengers: Infinity War fought it for space at the multiplex only a few weeks back), but this is the chance to see it for F-R-E-E at one of Boston’s most beautiful locations. Plus, there’s little-to-no chance that a giant tie-and-collar wearing bear will try to steal your picnic basket, so feel free to bring a ton of food and drink to enjoy on your large quilt or whatever you’re planning on sitting on.
The Black Panther screening kicks off the MFA’s annual Sunset Cinema series, which happens monthly throughout the summer. They’ll be showing works from the likes of Hayao Miyazaki and Agnes Varda before closing up shop on September 13 with Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man, which you, an upstanding citizen, will definitely not go to in order to get barbecue tips.
On the other hand, you, the upstanding citizen, will also go back to the MFA from June 21 to 30 in order to support the Roxbury International Film Festival, which is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year (congratulations to all involved for that incredible achievement). Their line-up is absolutely packed with some incredible films, including their true opening night film, the animated fable Liyana, which from the description sounds utterly fantastic. Check out their full line-up on the MFA’s website, and we’ll definitely see you there.