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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Fearing Future

Nacho Sesma | Argentina | 2018 | 1:31:00 Spanish with English Subtitles Website “Leo is a literature professor who is at the ending of a long time relationship. As he struggles with economic problems and depression, he enters a big transition in his life between drugs and a particular affair with one of his students.” Cast… Read more »

Proper Binge

Michael Burns, Dean Q. Mitchell | United States | 2015 | 1:50:00 Website | Facebook For Burgess “Buzz” Zwink (Bradford Jackson), wasting life is a way of life. At thirty-two years old, and still living with his parents, Buzz’s adult life seems to be nothing more than a continuous haze of debauchery. That is until his carefree… Read more »

Uddishya

HeMan |United States | 2018 | 2:00:03 Kannada with English Subtitles Website | Facebook | Twitter The movie is about a Detective who investigates a murder case with assistance from local Police. Investigation clues gives not much evidence to find the culprit but it does keep the investigation rhythm going from day to day as… Read more »

Fury Redux

Paul Gorman | United States | 2017 | 1:09:00 Facebook In this reboot of the 2005 Indie Classic, Attorney Laney McCoy begins an affair with a much younger man, only to spin out of control in a jealous rage. Now, a horrible crime has been committed and it’s up to her attorney to sort out… Read more »

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My Amish World

Samuel Wickey | United States | 2017 | 1:19:25 Website | Facebook “A film produced and directed by an Amish man, Samuel Wickey. In this incredible story based on true events, the mother and father are overwhelmed with emotion when their children are severely bullied in a public school, and the father wants his family… Read more »

The Ring Around the Rose

Jenner Jose | United States | 2017 | 2:00:00 Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil with English Subtitles Website This is a Magical Realism movie about Anjali, her death and the baffling mystical circumstances that follow. Anjali is on her way to save an orphan boy when she is murdered. Strangely a mystical consequence unfolds that puts Anjali… Read more »

The 5 Year

James Christopher | United States | 2017 | 1:35:00 Website | Facebook 7 friends spend a weekend together 5 years after their graduation only to learn that, without each other, their lives are falling apart. Cast Derek Babb Alyssa Rivera Mindy Fay Parks Christopher James Raynor Rachel Clark-Spear Mike Donis Tracy Ely Shelby Cullinan Richard… Read more »

Texoma

Matt Jenkins, Charles Stanley | United States | 2017 | 1:18:00 Website Rancher Clint Forest’s girlfriend Kat has dumped him again. She’s fed up with his easy going nature and inattentiveness. Clint’s mind is elsewhere. At his ex-wife’s insistence, he’s looking into the suspicious death of an old friend. Clint’s problems are compounded by rival… 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 »

Let’s Have an Adventure

Diego Brazzo | United States | 2017 | 1:13:52 Facebook A young man goes on a soul searching road trip after finding a toy robot from his childhood. Cast Greg Poppa Alina Woods Writer Greg Poppa