Cult cinema and film festivals

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Cult cinema and film festivals. / Hunter, Russ.

The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema. ed. / Jamie Sexton; Ernest Mathijs. 1. ed. London : Routledge, 2019. p. 244-251 (Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions).

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Hunter, R 2019, Cult cinema and film festivals. in J Sexton & E Mathijs (eds), The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema. 1 edn, Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions, Routledge, London, pp. 244-251. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315668819-30

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Hunter, R. (2019). Cult cinema and film festivals. In J. Sexton, & E. Mathijs (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema (1 ed., pp. 244-251). (Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315668819-30

Vancouver

Hunter R. Cult cinema and film festivals. In Sexton J, Mathijs E, editors, The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema. 1 ed. London: Routledge. 2019. p. 244-251. (Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315668819-30

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Hunter, Russ. / Cult cinema and film festivals. The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema. editor / Jamie Sexton ; Ernest Mathijs. 1. ed. London : Routledge, 2019. pp. 244-251 (Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions).

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