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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 2018: Borders

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.

Up Next: January 14th, 2018

Mediterranea

Mediterranea (Italy/France/USA/Germany/Qatar) is a 2015 film directed and written by Jonas Carpignano. Two men make the dangerous journey from Africa to Italy for a better life, but then face hostility and violence in this shocking look at the life-and-death struggle of refugees. It was screened in the International Critics' Week section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The film stars Koudous Seihon and Alassane Sy as friends who cross the Mediterranean Sea to immigrate to Italy, where they experience unexpected hostility from locals.

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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
Steelcase
Swift Printing
UICA