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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 28th, 2018

Force Majeure

Force Majeure (Turist) (Sweden/France/Norway) is a 2014 comedy-drama film directed by Ruben Östlund. A Swedish family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche. In more ways than one, the family’s world is shaken to its core. The title used for the film in some English-speaking countries comes from force majeure, a contractual clause freeing both parties from liability in the event of unexpected disasters.

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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
 
 
 
 
 

 

Steelcase
 
Swift Printing
 
UICA