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What We Do

Our mission is to connect world cultures, promote greater understanding of diverse peoples, and celebrate the universal human spirit through exceptional international cinema.

We do this through an annual film series held during the winter months of January through March. We choose a relevant theme each year and then select five highly acclaimed international films for each series. A brief panel discussion, which includes a film scholar and a cultural expert, is offered immediately after the feature film. A reception in the lobby follows with complimentary food and drink. Guests are invited to mingle in this relaxed, casual setting and enjoy conversations and share thoughts about the film and ideas presented that day.

All programming, including the film, panel discussion, and reception with food and drink, is free of charge and open to the public thanks to our many generous sponsors and volunteers. Please join us!

Events begin at 2:00pm on the Sunday listed in the schedule, which can be found here


Chiaroscuro has a new home! All future programming and events will take place at the Wealthy Theatre in the Eastown neighborhood of Grand Rapids. For more information about the venue, check out their website!














Wealthy Theatre

1130 Wealthy St. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Parking is available but limited. Instructions are listed here.

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