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Catalyst Radio: Chiaroscuro International Film Series begins Sunday

Five international films exploring the theme “generations” – many never-before shown in theaters in this country -- will be screened beginning on Jan. 11, and continuing through Mar. 8.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Footnote, an Israeli drama, screens Sunday at UICA as the first in the 2015 Chiaroscuro International Film Series.

Footnote, an Israeli drama, screens Sunday at UICA as the first in the 2015 Chiaroscuro International Film Series. /Footnote

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about an upcoming international film series beginning this Sunday, called Chiaroscuro.

This year’s edition of the annual film series centers on the theme Generations, highlighting cultural differences, as well as cultural commonalities. President of the Chiaroscuro International Film Series Katharina Häusler-Gross joins us in studio to talk about the series, the films themselves, and also about the experience of watching a foreign-language film. Häusler-Gross, who is also Professor of Germans Studies and Foreign Language Methodology at Aquinas College, will examine a bit related to the sensory element with foreign films that differ from what typically occurs with American productions.



Local music featured in this edition of Catalyst Radio comes from Alexis, from the release Love or Temptation, with the song “Fantastic Magic.”

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