Narrative Feature

A narrative or story is any report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, and/or still or moving images.

Narrative can be organized in a number of thematic and/or formal categories: non-fiction (such as definitively including creative non-fiction, biography, journalism, transcript poetry, and historiography); fictionalization of historical events (such as anecdote, myth, legend, and historical fiction); and fiction proper (such as literature in prose and sometimes poetry, such as short stories, novels, and narrative poems and songs, and imaginary narratives as portrayed in other textual forms, games, or live or recorded performances). Narrative is found in all forms of human creativity, art, and entertainment, including speech, literature, theatre, music and song, comics, journalism, film, television and video, radio, gameplay, unstructured recreation, and performance in general, as well as some painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and other visual arts (though several modern art movements refuse the narrative in favor of the abstract and conceptual), as long as a sequence of events is presented. The word derives from the Latin verb narrare, “to tell”, which is derived from the adjective gnarus, “knowing” or “skilled”.

Oral storytelling is perhaps[according to whom?] the earliest method for sharing narratives. During most people’s childhoods, narratives are used to guide them on proper behavior, cultural history, formation of a communal identity, and values, as especially studied in anthropology today among traditional indigenous peoples. Narratives may also be nested within other narratives, such as narratives told by an unreliable narrator (a character) typically found in noir fiction genre. An important part of narration is the narrative mode, the set of methods used to communicate the narrative through a process narration.

Along with exposition, argumentation, and description, narration, broadly defined, is one of four rhetorical modes of discourse. More narrowly defined, it is the fiction-writing mode in which the narrator communicates directly to the reader.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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Small Town Remedies

R.W. Perkins | United States | 01:35:55 | 2020 English Small Town Remedies is a dramatic comedy about siblings, Lita and Evan, who are forced to put their troubled personal lives on hold to help their alcoholic mother through a relapse. Eventually, Lita and Evan are compelled to deal with their own possible addictions, as… Read more »

My Autopsy

Holly Mollohan | United States | 01:52:00 | 2020 “My Autopsy” is a story of the progression of a woman’s strength as she journeys to escape the invisible chains of a past abusive relationship. It is an exploration of the darker side of love and obsession, and how an emotional autopsy is sometimes necessary to… Read more »

Fade Out Ray

Francisco Martinez | United States | 02:02:00 | 2020 English A deranged ex-con seeks revenge when he discovers that his screenplay has been stolen. Cast Turk Matthews Writer Francisco Martinez Producers Francisco Martinez Turk Matthews

The Lost Within

Steve Gibson | United States | 01:42:00 | 2020 English While reporter Jon Edens (David Gries, America’s Most Haunted) is interviewing people for his book about shut-ins and others that have chosen to remove themselves from society, his search leads him to Agatha Smith (Jami Tennille, Manchester By The Sea), an odd woman living under… Read more »

The Chop

Jack Davis | United States | 01:23:39 | 2020 English When foreclosure threatens his auto performance business, Cop Hartmore returns to the high stake world of car chopping to provide for his family. Cast Adrienne Fischer Writer Jack Davis Producer Carrie Shoberg

F20

Arsen Anton Ostojic | Croatia | 01:30:00 | 2020 Croatian “F20” is a psychological thriller about a young girl, Martina who stays in the city during summer, forced to work in her father’s pizzeria to deliver pizza though she daydreams about going to the Party Beach. She starts a relationship with a young man, Filip,… Read more »

When Everything’s Gone

Jeff Stewart | United States | 01:52:20 | 2020 English Directed by Alex Alessi & Jeff Stewart, “When Everything’s Gone” is a post-apocalyptic drama about a man named Rory (Alex Alessi), whom has survived a devastating plague by hiding out in solitude for over a year only to be haunted by the the loss of… Read more »

Fist City

David Shuster | United States | 01:21:06 | 2020 English A small time thief named Jimmy returns to Fist City fresh out of prison. Within hours of being released, he’s hired by his old crime boss named Frank, to locate a woman named Lulu, who’s run off with his money. When Jimmy eventually catches up… Read more »

Cowgirls and Indians

Kate Davis | United States | 01:17:00 | 2020 English Retired cowgirl Callie attends the funeral of a former lover on an Indian reservation. She meets his family and goes on a crazy adventure to learn what happened to her friend and their relationship. Cast Charlene Upton Avu Dahl Victoria Moya Bruce Barta Boyd Barrett… Read more »

Drawdown

Jake Triola | United States | 00:57:23 | 2020 English SAM RAPHAELSON, 20, is a young marine who, recently discharged for a nervous breakdown, attempts to re-assimilate into his former home life. He struggles to adjust to living with his parents once more and, as a result, seeks refuge in his old friends and acquaintances…. Read more »