Join the Museum for a variety of film screenings, including the annual outdoor summer film series, Screen on the Green, and screenings in the James S. Copley Auditorium throughout the year.

Latin American Film Series

This series of five films will complement the special exhibition Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection by bringing to life important characters, stories, and issues that enhance the scope and meaning of works on view. The Latin American Film Series runs Friday evenings January 5 – February 9, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Friday, January 5 | Wild Tales (Argentina, 2014) Rated R
Friday, January 12 | Frida (USA, 2002) Rated R  (SOLD OUT)
Friday, January 19 | Nostalgia for the Light (Chile, 2010) Not Rated, recommended for mature audiences
Friday, February 2 | Doña Bárbara (Mexico, 1943) Not Rated
Friday, February 9 | I am Cuba (Cuba, 1964) Not rated, recommended for mature audiences

$10 general admission / $7.50 seniors and military / $5 members and students

Show your film screening ticket for free Museum admission during Art After Hours from 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Screen on the Green

Take a trip into the art world as you sit under the stars on the Botanical Lawn (east of the Museum) in beautiful Balboa Park. Grab a picnic, a blanket, and a few friends and enjoy a selection of films whose themes take inspiration from the Museum’s permanent collection.


Please note alcoholic beverages are allowed in Balboa Park until 8:00 p.m. Pets are allowed on the lawn. Screen on the Green aims to complement and enhance the enjoyment and understanding of visual art through film and other art forms.

The 2017 Screen on the Green series has completed. Stay tuned for more information on the 2018 Screen on the Green schedule.

Film Screenings

The Museum presents a selection of films and documentaries throughout the year that complement and enhance the understanding of the permanent collection and special exhibitions on view. Films are screened in the James S. Copley Auditorium at the Museum and galleries are open for viewing prior to the screening unless otherwise noted.