Black '47 and Irish Embassy Reception

Black '47

Sunday, December 2, 2018 • 5 PM – 8 PM EST
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Black ‘47 is an insightful thriller set in 1847 Ireland during the worst year of the Great Famine. It melds genre conventions of the revenge Western with gritty realism and historical critique. Deserting the British Army to return home to Ireland, battle-weary soldier Feeney (James Frecheville, ANIMAL KINGDOM) finds his country - and family - devastated by the famine sweeping the land. With nothing more to lose, Feeney embarks on a relentless quest to get even with the criminally negligent British government and to track down landowner Lord Kilmichael (Jim Broadbent). Pursued by disgraced soldier-turned policeman Hannah (Hugo Weaving) and his Irish-speaking sidekick Conneely (Stephen Rea), Feeney will stop at nothing to avenge his family and his country.

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