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Using a variety of narrative, cinematic and thematic devices, each film in the 2024 series

explores the idea of womanhood through the passage of time, space, and experience.

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.

 Our annual film series is held from January through mid-March. We choose a relevant theme each year and select five 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 casual setting to share thoughts about the film.

       The program, including the film, panel discussion, and reception, is free of charge and open to the public thanks to our generous sponsors. Please join us!

Each program begins at 2:00 pm. See the complete schedule here.


Chiaroscuro programs 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

Click here for info on parking.

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