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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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

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Knowing Nothing Cold

Jeff Kao | United States | 2016 | 1:32:18 Website |  Facebook ‘Knowing Nothing Cold’ is about mid-western American teenagers in the late 1970s, attempting the impossible-a graceful entrance into adulthood. Cast Jasmine Stade Gabe Bennett Emmalee Johnson-Kao Tyler Bohon Writer Jeff Kao Producer Ali Hanson

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I, Timon

Dan Noah, Bramwell Noah | Australia | 2016 | 1:30:00 Website Shakespeare’s forgotten masterpiece of a good man in an evil world. Writer Bramwell Noah

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Black or White (Blanco o Negro)

Matias Rispau | Argentina | 2016 | 2:15:00 Spanish with English Subtitles Facebook Driven by an inhuman force, Adrian returns to town to take revenge for the murder of his girlfriend. Julio, an old friend, makes him remember times that no longer exist in an attempt to restore his sanity. The resurgence of the beast,… Read more »

Nightscape

Inchun Oh | Republic of Korea | 2017 | 1:11:13 Japanese, Korean with English Subtitles “Entire coverage team, which chased the taxi, went missing. What really happened on that night?” One day a female journalist received information that a suspicious taxi was discovered and together with the coverage team chased the taxi. Consequently, all of… Read more »

Into a Dark Mind

Harley Wallen | United States | 2017 | 1:57:00 Facebook The senator’s son and best friend in an effort to get some action from a couple of hot bartenders but it all goes wrong from there as Justin (The Senator’s son) gives in to his dark urges and kills one of them. The other young… Read more »

JeerJimbe

Karthik Saragur | India | 2016 | 2:06:43 Kannada with English Subtitles The movie is named after the “Jewel beetle” – at the ripe age, the beetle’s wings are cut and the wings are used to make ornaments and jewels while the beetle is let to die. Indian culture (which has been evolving and changing… Read more »