February 3, 2020
As a stunning offering from a previous Solas Nua Capital Irish Film Festival, NYU Washington, DC and Solas Nua presented the film, THE SILVER BRANCH. THE SILVER BRANCH is a philosophical documentary on the life of farmer/poet Patrick McCormack, descendant of generations of farmers who have cultivated the wild landscape of The Burren in County Clare, Ireland — a story of renewed hope in man’s ancient connection to the natural world. When Patrick and his rural community are drawn into a divisive battle with the government’s Ofﬁce of Public Works over a planned visitor center, he and a small group of friends take the ﬁght to the Irish High Court in order to protect the fate of this iconic wilderness.
Solas Nua is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Please note that this program may have been filmed and/or photographed.
Solas Nua, ‘new light’ in Irish, is the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts. Based in Washington, D.C., our mission is to bring the best new Irish artistic talent to American audiences.
We began in 2005 with our smash hit production of Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh. For over a decade we have brought our audiences an exciting mix of modern Irish theatre, music, dance, visual arts, film, and literary events including the annual Capital Irish Film Festival and Irish Book Day.