art house


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The world premiere of Nate Parker’s American Skin has been added to the Venice lineup in the festival’s Sconfini section, a non-competitive section that typically includes art house or genre films. Ariston Anderson, The Hollywood Reporter, "Nate Parker's 'American Skin' Added to Venice Lineup," 7 Aug. 2019 Even experienced visitors can find navigation within the buildings vexing, and viewed from a Monroe Street bridge overlooking the tracks, the complex suggests warehouse more than art house. Steve Johnson,, "The Art Institute announces plans for a major makeover of its sprawling campus — but the lions will stay on Michigan Avenue," 11 Sep. 2019 But the Disney policy is nonetheless expected to make things more difficult for independent theaters, and has already caused uncertainty among art houses. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, "Cinemas worry Disney may leave ‘Fight Club’ and other Fox classics out of theaters," 9 Aug. 2019 Right around the corner there was an art house screening of the movie Industrial Symphony No. 1. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Choose Used! In Honor of Earth Day, 8 Fashion Insiders Model Their Oldest, Most Treasured Clothes," 22 Apr. 2019 But his films, unlike theirs, were decidedly more grindhouse than art house. Daniel E. Slotnik,, "Jean-Pierre Mocky, 90, iconoclastic French film director," 17 Aug. 2019 Guided by longtime Facets Cinematheque programmer Charles Coleman, the organization’s theatrical presentation of all sorts of independent and art house titles continues. Michael Phillips,, "Milos Stehlik of Facets: a major force in Chicago cinema deals with cancer, and his organization's next phase," 12 June 2019 Throw in the 270-degree views of the nearby valleys of Santa Fe, and the home is a daring and colorful take on a modern art house. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Art-filled contemporary in Santa Fe asks $4M," 12 July 2019 In its place, however, is a burgeoning art house and low-budget mainstream scene that caters to local tastes. G. Allen Johnson,, "SFFilm’s Hong Kong Cinema Now kicks off three-day event," 10 July 2019

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of art house

: a movie theater that shows mostly foreign movies and movies that are made by small companies : a building where art films are shown

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