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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Rage, Fear, Love

Charles Stanley | United States | 01:02:00 | 2023 English Art rep Walter Breen commissions a cruel portrait of his cheating wife Ester. In a rage, Ester fights Walter’s efforts at divorce. As the couple battles, they drag portrait painter Bluster Dabro and Ester’s boyfriend Peter Jepsen across the thin line separating fetish and paranoia…. Read more »

Eleanor Slaughter

Chris Chan Roberson | United States | 01:48:30 | 2023 English An ambitious musician uses the wrong hashtag and accidentally makes someone else famous. The result is a series of dueling documentaries that has the viewer questioning which story they can trust. Cast Rebecca Quinn Robertson Alyssa Abraham Madeline Barbush Martine Baruch Evie Brandford-Altsher Sophie… Read more »


John Mossman | United States | 01:51:00 | 2023 English Will Greenwood, a Chicago teenager forced to come to terms with his father’s violent death, visits a small town and finds solace in a group of local kids. When the town bully threatens Will’s new friend, how far will he go to protect him…especially with… Read more »

Loose connection

Coltier Michael | France | 01:34:00 | 2022 French Cast Coltier Michael Sergent Garcia Coltier Malcom Writer Coltier Michael Producer L’alchimie Prodction

Talking to the Starry Sky

Yurugu Matsumoto | Japan | 01:55:20 | 2022 Japanese The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on March 11, 2011. Though this unprecedented disaster caused more than 18,000 people to be declared dead or missing, it is not well known that the mortality rate of people with disabilities was twice that of people without them. The… Read more »

I Am Not A Hero

Henry Colin | Canada | 01:31:47 | 2022 English Kyle is a budding writer who works as a frontline worker during the early days of the pandemic. At first he is able to weather the storm with his partner Jess, but as the pandemic grinds on, and Kyle’s mental health begins to decline, his relationship… Read more »

Pursuit of Freedom

George A Johnson | United States | 01:34:39 | 2022 Dutch, English, Russian Inspired by the true story of a Ukrainian woman who was abducted by Russian gangsters and sold into trafficking when her husband couldn’t pay his gambling debts. Cast Jessica Koloian Stelio Savante Robia Scott Sharonne Lanier Brayden Eaton Tenley Kellogg Elias Kemuel… Read more »


LAURA PUCCIA VALTORTA | United States | 01:10:00 | 2022 English Mildred, a very bad poet, steals her son’s VA disability benefits so she and her daughters can travel to Bermuda. Cast Pat Yeary Kit Phillips Peri Susanne Jackson Merritt Vann Cristofher Griffin Ursula O. Robinson Rob Sprankle Dante Bruno Valtorta Michael Williamson Writer Laura… Read more »


Jon Michaelson | Canada | 01:40:43 | 2022 English When a young First Nations client dies after being committed to police custody, social worker Stevie struggles to keep the troubled people she encounters away from the system she no longer trusts. Opening her East End Toronto home as a safe haven for people ‘at risk’… Read more »

There May Be Ghosts

Diana Peters | United States | 01:26:50 | 2022 English In an effort to give filmmaking one last try, failed director Kipp Swanson accepts a job to document the alleged horrors of a local haunted home. He assembles a team of inept “ghost hunters”, including his reluctant ex-girlfriend. 87 minutes, Mockumentary. Cast Brett Martinez Andrew… Read more »