a motion picture made primarily for aesthetic reasons rather than commercial profit, often of an experimental nature or having an unconventional or highly symbolic content, aimed typically at a limited audience.
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Origin of art film
First recorded in 1925–30
Words nearby art film
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It took me 10 years to get back to the art-film houses I used to frequent.Prisoners Get Cultural Fix with 8-Tracks and Bootleg Cassettes|Daniel Genis|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST