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About Special Interest Movies

A "special interest" film is defined mostly by the narrowness of it audience. As opposed to a mainstream film, which will, its producers hope, appeal to a large portion of the potential viewing audience, a special interest film is expected to appeal to a much more focused segment of the audience-most likely those viewers who already have an interest in the film's subject matter. A special interest film doesn't try to win over the masses; it sticks to what it know, and it attempts only to please viewers within its niche.

Many special interest films are documentaries that focus on a very specific subject. They may address social or cultural topics that are outside the mainstream, or they may explore the lives and work of lesser-known historical or cultural figures. Instructional films fall into this category, too, since viewers are unlikely to watch them purely for their entertainment value.

Cult films, theatrical films that are enjoyed by a loyal but relatively small audience, can also sometimes be considered special interest films. They are loved enthusiastically by their fans, but they are unlikely to win over a broad audience and so are relegated to the fringes of genre designations.

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Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe
Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe
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Battle of the Year
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Hyena Road
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What's Done in the Dark: The Play
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Four Blood Moons
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My Way
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American Rap Stars
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I'm Fine, Thanks
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Counterpunch
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The Clan
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A Bigger Splash
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Sesame Street: Elmo's Alphabet Challenge
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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2
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Al Sur de la Inocencia
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Going Deeper
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The Drop Box
Crossing Borders
Crossing Borders
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The Big Bang
Caravan
Caravan
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The Girl in the Photographs
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Desert Runners
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Vive le Tour
Cast Party
Cast Party
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The Biology of Weight Loss
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Max Kennedy And The American Dream
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Shinjuku Boys
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Sisters In Law
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The Lion's Mouth Opens
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Whaledreams
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Crafted
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EPIX Presents David Ortiz: In The Moment
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Altman
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A Night with the Stars: The Science of Doctor Who
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Every Little Thing
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And the Oscar Goes To...
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Roses In December
Hybrid
Hybrid
The Lost Legion
The Lost Legion
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Embracing Dissonance: A Life in Bebop
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Bike City, Great City
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Shorts
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Please Subscribe
Store Wars
Store Wars
The Man Who Knew Bush
The Man Who Knew Bush
Sequestro
Sequestro
Babies
Babies
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Hating Breitbart
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A Womb With A View
The End Of Time
The End Of Time
Fixing the Future
Fixing the Future
Last Will & Testament
Last Will & Testament
Alegria
Alegria
Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp
Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp
Legend of Su-Ling
Legend of Su-Ling
State 194
State 194
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Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's
The Bitter Buddha
The Bitter Buddha
Scott Joplin
Scott Joplin
The Green Wave
The Green Wave
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X - The Unheard Music
The Best Government Money Can Buy
The Best Government Money Can Buy
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Fathers of the Sport
Tiger Spirit
Tiger Spirit
100 Voices: A Journey Home
100 Voices: A Journey Home
Special When Lit
Special When Lit
Famous in 31 Days
Famous in 31 Days
Media Malpractice
Media Malpractice
Veritas
Veritas
Miss HIV
Miss HIV
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The Big Buy: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress
The Real Shaolin
The Real Shaolin
Everest: A Climb for Peace
Everest: A Climb for Peace
Sun Dogs
Sun Dogs
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Impy's Island
Pull Out
Pull Out
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Best Friend Forgotten
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Searching for Debra Winger
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Nabi
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Owls' Castle
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Bangers
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The Dream Machine
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Begin the Beguine
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Wolfman
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Renaldo and Clara
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The Lincoln Conspiracy
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Three Sisters
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