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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Affection

Phoebe Cavise | United States | 2016 | 51 m Facebook | Twitter “Affection” follows Ibby as she befriends a teacher at her school. As their relationship develops online and her teacher divulges more information about himself, she starts to lose faith in the friendship in which she’s invested her whole senior year. Cast Amanda… Read more »

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Sundown

Brendan Boogie | United States | 2017 | 1:35:38 Website | Facebook | Twitter SUNDOWN is a feature-length indie comedy about ravages and absurdities of living with dementia. When a free-spirited gambler returns home to help his family with their dementia-addled patriarch, he finds being a caretaker a lot more complicated than he bet on…. Read more »

My Dear Wife

Chandan Kumar | India | 2018 | 2:06:59 Saajan and Ila a middle aged married couple, who keeps fighting with each other because over the years their marriage has turned so sour that the only way they can keep their passion alive is by taking jibes at each other all the time. Which underlies that… 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 »

The Last Beautiful Girl

James Christopher | United States | 2015 | 1 h 27 m Facebook | Twitter Jason falls in love with Jules.  And he falls hard. But when things start to fall apart, Jason finds letting go to be easier said than done. Cast Derek Babb Shelby Cullinan Morgan Floyd Jae McCain Mike Donis

If Memory Serves

Andrew DeVary | United States | 2016 | 1:11:00 Facebook The 1940s: America is marching to war, the Depression is nearing its end, and love is in the air. Two individuals, the Cadet and Mary, both struggle to find their identities in the battles and hardships of the day. Will their paths meet once again… Read more »

Winter in My Heart

Yang Xiaoyong who works in the United States received a call from his father’s mistress, Bai Ju, informing him that his father, Yang qingshan, was seriously ill and told him to return home soon. When Yang Xiaoyong’s mother died, Yang Qingshan sold his property and left Shanghai with all the money he had, returning to… Read more »

The Sunflower

The stable and respectable life of the former doctor, and now the official Igor Makarov, collapses after the murder of his business partner’s family. Igor decides to help his daughter who has lost memory. Faced with a certain high-ranking grouping and a competitor elimination scheme, Makarov finds a non-standard way out of this situation.

The Open

Marc Lahore | France | 2015 | 1 h 43 m English, French with English Subtitles Facebook | Twitter Bombs have exploded. The war is global. Yet André and Stéphanie won’t give up: Roland Garros is their life, the reason why they live – their history. And come what may, they will organize their Open,… Read more »

Palyadawasi

Pragati Kolage | India | 2017 | 2:00:00 Marathi with English Subtitles A film, Palyadawasi, is based on the real fact of the hapless ‘Paradhi’ tribe in India that has been suffering from injustice by police and other elements of the society. Unfortunately, they still have to live on outskirts of town as they are… Read more »