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February 28 - March 3 - AFI Silver Spring

Capital Irish Film Festival

AFI Silver is excited to host the 13th Capital Irish Film Festival (CIFF), co-presented by Solas Nua. Celebrating Irish identity, culture and artistry, CIFF brings the best in contemporary Irish cinema to the Washington, DC, area.


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MARCH 5 - 24 at Atlas Performing Arts Center

Silent is the touching and challenging story of homeless McGoldrig, who once had splendid things. But he has lost it all – including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino. Dare to laugh at despair, and gasp at redemption is the brave, beautiful production for which Fishamble and Pat Kinevane won an Olivier Award for in 2016. 


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MARCH 17 - 6:00 – 7:30pm - The Mansion on O St

Michael Brunnock - Singer/Song Writer

In this special St. Patrick’s Day solo show Michael will bring music old and young from Ireland, sharing family songs and stories handed down with a natural wit and sincerity.

Michael has an extraordinary voice, whose songs mine the profound. It is not surprising that David Byrne cast him to sing the role of an Irish musician on the brink of success whose voice guides Sean Penn through an emotional journey of self-discovery in This Must Be the Place. The score by Byrne with lyrics by Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy) called for a distinctive vocalist, which Brunnock is. Michael has won an Italian Oscar (Di Donatello) for the best original song If it falls and has written and performed music for Italian movies Noi 4 and Manuel.