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The "front line" in the arts, the avant-garde defied (and continues to defy) the market and the masses. Cinema's early avant-garde movements (impressionism, expressionism and others) spoke to film's intrinsic artistic properties. Often the creation of a single person or small group working on a shoestring budget, films of the avant-garde may not be straightforward "stories" as much as reflections on/refractions of the medium itself.

Genres / Avant-garde / Nonobjective