Arts Calendar

Grand Valley State University

Chiaroscuro International Film Series

Sunday, January 12, 2014
2:00 PM

UICA, 2 West Fulton, Grand Rapids

Humanities, Photography, Film & Video

Chiaroscuro International Film Series is a cinematic showcase that highlights cultural diversity around the world. Now in its 8th season the themed series focuses on education and entertainment, and delights audiences through engaging and stimulating conversations about international films.

The 2014 series "Global Cities" examines the conditions of modernity, postmodernity, and globalization through the lens of films, in which the featured cities  Paris, Hamburg, Krakow, Istanbul, and Tehran  provide case studies for the complex and enduring relationship between film and urbanism, and how changing urban geographies have impacted representations of the modern, global city and with that shaped the lives of humans.

The five feature films in this year's series are:
January 12 - Paris, je t'aime (France)
January 26 - Taste of Cherry (Iran)
February 9 - Im Juli (Germany / Turkey)
February 23 - The Double Life of Veronique (Poland/France)
March 9 - Lady in Paris (Estonia/ France)

Each event features a short film by a local filmmaker, an international feature film, a panel discussion with experts from colleges, universities and the community, and a social hour with international hors d'oeuvres.

For more information, visit, or contact Zulema Moret, GVSU associate professor of Spanish and coordinator of Latin American Studies, at 616-331-2286, or