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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Sound of Silence

Dr.Biju | India | 2017 | 01:27:00 Hindi, Tibetan with English Subtitles Set in a beautiful Himalayan valley, it’s a journey of a neglected and abandoned mute boy, who loses his mother at birth and is furiously neglected by his father. When his father goes behind bars, the boy stares at a lonely and deserted… Read more »

I Am Still Here

Mischa Marcus | United States | 2016 | 01:43:21 Facebook | Twitter I AM STILL HERE is the story of 10-year old Layla, who was stolen from her family and thrown into America’s child sex industry. Stories of courage drawn from interviews with trafficking survivors are the foundation for the fictionalized account of Layla’s journey… Read more »

Turning Pages

Lamar Holley | United States | 2016 | 1 h 12 m 8 s The only clues to finding his new friend are hidden in the journal she left behind. Cast Powell Munro-Holzner Maya Choate

The Hunters Club

Kit McDee | Australia | 2016 | 1 h 45 m 30 s Facebook | Twitter | Website Mike, an easygoing skate guy and martial artist, is thrust into a hidden world of murder and assassination after running into his best friend Ed, 10 years after thinking he was Killed In Action. In order to keep Mike alive,… 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

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The Hunt

Peter Rochon Nicholas | United States | 2015 | 1 h 40 m Facebook “The Hunt” is a low budget feature film about a desperate father who is paid 1 million dollars to be hunted for 7 days. Cast Jaime Powers Royd McCargish

King

Joshua A. Villalta | United States | 2015 | 52 m As a High School Senior, Michael has to deal with gang violence, drugs, hatred, poverty, and racism every single day, and make the decision to rise above to become the change, or follow his brothers down the road into a gang. In the end he has to… Read more »

Exit Thread

Paul Andrew Kimball | Canada | 2016 | 1 h 39 m Facebook | Twitter Tom is a small-town pastor who struggles with a continuing attraction to Abby, a former lover, even as he falls hard for Laura, a college professor and Abby’s friend and mentor. Observing all of this at a distance is Rev. Ezekiel… Read more »

Changeover

Estes Tarver | United States | 2015 | 1 h 29 m Changeover is the story of a teenage girl, Haley Thompson (17) and her Uncle Chad, a tennis pro, who come together through a tragedy (the death of her parents). They must learn to form a new family and battle the obstacles of PTSD, moving… Read more »

Home Guards (Veszettek)

Krisztina Goda | Hungary | 2015 | 1 h 55 m Facebook Home Guards is a powerful drama about two brothers – Máté and Joci – who live in a small Eastern European town. They are recruited by a charismatic leader to join the Home Guards and take a stand against crime. The boys are happy because,… Read more »