art-house film
  films, often low budget or 'art' films, that are acknowledged as having artistic merit or aesthetic pretensions, and are shown in an arthouse theatre; films shown usually include foreign-language films, independent films, non-mainstream (sometimes anti-Hollywood) films, shorts, documentaries, explicitly-erotic films, and other under-appreciated cinema of low mass appeal; began to appear in the 1950s and provided a distinct contrast to commercial films.
  Examples: La Cage Aux Folles (1978), The Sweet Hereafter (1997), Dancer in the Dark (2000), All About My Mother (1999).

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