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 »

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 »

Remember Our Days

John Rangel | United States | 01:47:00 | 2020 English REMEMBER OUR DAYS A working class love story. After single-mom, VERO, learns the factory she works for is automating some positions. She signs up for a management class, hoping it will save her job. There she meets Ruben. Unemployed for a year, Ruben begins to… Read more »

TYLER LUMPKIN: CEO

Paul X. Campanella | United States | 00:50:36 | 2020 English When a genius with a speech impediment is confronted by the girl of his dreams and told that she has lost her job because of him, he must confront the powerful Fortune 500 Corporate Executive who fired her and find a way to make… Read more »

Dead Unicorns

Ian Fielding | United Kingdom | 2017 | 1:45:38 Broke artist Amy becomes a private detective when her beloved art teacher disappears. As she infiltrates the lives of her peers, and discovers murder, mystery and intrigue, will she be able to find her teacher before becoming the next victim herself? Cast Michelle Crane Rosalind Stockwell… Read more »

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Together aka Blood Craft

James Cullen Bressack | United States | 2018 | 1:34:00 Two sisters who suffered abuse as children at the hands of their sadistic father decide, after his death, to use witchcraft to bring his spirit back to get revenge. Cast Michael Welch David Sheridan Mark Rolston Augie Duke Madeleine Wade Dominique Swain Writer Madeleine Wade… Read more »

The Wisdom Tooth

The malaise of a generation told through the existential crisis and sexual experiences of a young New Yorker stricken with a deadly disease. Dash is a 23-yr-old New Yorker green out of college. He’s on the verge of launching his own startup, but all his aspirations and drive go out the window after a Lymphoma diagnosis. Naive… Read more »

Viraam

A Dehradun based industrialist, Abhiraj Malhotra (Narendra Jha) leads a life of solitude surviving on the memories of his long-dead wife, Sunita (Monica Ravan) whom he loved madly. Suddenly, a young vivacious girl called Matun (Urmila Mahanta) comes into his life and everything is changed forever. They plan their lives together but at the end,… Read more »