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Current Programming

Free MLK Day screening!
Sam Pollard's 2020 documentary is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered and declassified files as well as revelatory restored footage, the documentary explores the government's history of targeting Black activists.
Mon, Jan. 17, 12:00 p.m.
Now playing
Steven Spielberg's new adaptation tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City; starring Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno and Corey Stoll. Screenplay by Tony Kushner, adapted from the original 1957 Broadway show.
Now playing
Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen's adaptation of one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, a tale of murder, madness, ambition and wrathful cunning. The exquisite ensemble cast includes Corey Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Henry Melling and Kathryn Hunter.
Now playing
Select screenings in 70mm
Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman navigate growing up and falling in love in California's San Fernando Valley in Paul Thomas Anderson's coming-of-age tale. With Bradley Cooper, Tom Waits, Sean Penn, Benny Safdie, Maya Rudolph, Ben Stiller and John C. Reilly.
Final weekend! Ends Jan. 17
"One of the best films of the year." –
Asghar Farhadi's (A SEPARATION, THE SALESMAN) latest drama follows Rahim (Amir Jadidi), a man in jail for a debt he cannot repay. A plan to erase his debt and restore his reputation goes awry when a misunderstanding spirals out of control.
Now playing
In Guillermo del Toro's psychological thriller, an ambitious and charismatic carny joins forces with a dangerous psychiatrist to con New York's wealthy elite. Starring Bradley Cooper, Toni Collette, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Richard Jenkins and David Strathairn.
Our brand-new, reloadable Gift Cards may be used to purchase tickets and concession items at the theatre or tickets online. Gift cards may be purchased online or at the theatre.
Jan. 29–Feb. 26
Perhaps the greatest American musical theater composer, Stephen Sondheim's death in November 2021 marked the passing of a legend. Featuring "Follies," presented by National Theatre Live; ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM: COMPANY; SIX BY SONDHEIM; BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED; THE LAST OF SHEILA in 35mm and WEST SIDE STORY (1961).
Jan. 29–April 11
"One of American film's modern masters." – 2001 AFI AWARDS
With his newest film LICORICE PIZZA now playing, AFI Silver takes a look back at the career of the talented director, producer and screenwriter Paul Thomas Anderson, often cited as the foremost filmmaking talent of his generation.
Co-presented with the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art
Feb. 4–April 27
Tickets on sale now!
This annual series provides a look at the latest films from Iran and selected classics, which this year includes retrospectives dedicated to filmmakers Shahram Mokri and Asghar Farhadi, whose latest film A HERO is now playing.
March, 3–6, 2022
All–access passes on sale now!
AFI Silver is excited to host the 16th-annual Capital Irish Film Festival (CIFF), presented by Solas Nua. Celebrating Irish identity, culture and artistry, CIFF's lineup brings the best in contemporary Irish cinema to DC-area audiences.
March 18–31, 2022
Save the date!
The New African Film Festival returns in March, showcasing the best in contemporary African Cinema.

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