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Chiaroscuro International Film Series

Connecting world cultures, promoting greater understanding of diverse peoples, and celebrating the universal human spirit through exceptional international cinema.

Everyone is welcome for Sunday afternoons of film, food, and cultural exchange. The series offers an engaging way to experience the world without leaving town.

Season 2017: Journeys

Programs begin at 2:00PM - Free and Open to the Public

In partnership with the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) in their state of the art theatre in downtown Grand Rapids, 2 West Fulton.

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About Elly

About Elly (Persian: درباره الی‎‎, translit. Darbareye Elly) is a 2009 Iranian psychological drama film directed by Asghar Farhadi. It is the fourth film by Farhadi. The film is about the relationships between some middle class families in Iran. Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival. 

 

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WHAT WE DO

The Chiaroscuro International Film Series is a non-profit cultural and educational organization that fosters a deeper understanding of world cultures through the medium of film. Chiaroscuro enriches the West Michigan cultural landscape by presenting films in a setting that encourages discussion and enjoyment through a shared social experience.


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Chiaroscuro thanks our sponsors and community partners:

Calvin College
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Grand Valley State University
 
 
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UICA