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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.

Due to Covid19, we're going virtual this season; it's an opportunity to celebrate 15 years of enjoying great films and great conversations together.  Everyone is welcome to join in for the film and commentary discussion online as we revisit fan favorites of seasons' past.

Season 2021: Greatest Hits-A Virtual Voyage through the Past


Up Next: March 7, 2021

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (New Zealand) is a 2016 adventure comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi, whose screenplay was based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump. Sam Neill and Julian Dennison play "Uncle" Hector and Ricky Baker who become the targets of a manhunt after fleeing into the New Zealand bush. The film has received widespread critical acclaim. The film was certified "fresh" by Rotten Tomatoes, after it scored a rating of 97%, based on 169 reviews, with an average rating of 7.9/10. 

Our fifth and final film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi, 2016) is available to view online through a number of platforms:

Kanopy (free via Grand Rapids Public Library)
Hoopla (free via Kent District Library)
Hulu (free with subscription)
Netflix (free with subscription)
...it is also available as a paid rental through many other streaming services.


Film Introduction/ModeratorKerri VanderHoff

Film Intro / Commentary Videohttps://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3974950345889233

Filmmaker Interviews:


Related Film Recommendations:

  • Whale Rider (Niki Caro, 2002)
  • Boy (Taika Waititi, 2010)
  • Smoke Signals (Chris Eyre, 1998)
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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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