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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A Chance of Snow

James Christopher | United States | 2018 | 1:30:00 Website | Facebook When it’s Christmas time in Texas, all things are possible as long as there is a chance of snow. The Walsh family is going through changes this Christmas: Tyler wants to get engaged, Faith’s husband is deployed for their first Christmas together and… Read more »

Susan

Mahmoud Shoolizadeh | United Kingdom | 2018 | 1:47:00 Website | Facebook SUSAN is a story of love and war, a full length feature social drama revolving around a loving wife and mother name Susan. The film is set in London, England, where the family live. Susan is struggling with the daily reality of losing… Read more »

The Last Divide

Dillon Garland | Canada | 2018 | 1:28:00 Website | Facebook | Twitter Colby Conrad stars In this day-after-tomorrow, world-gone-to-hell thriller about a drifter seeking revenge on Ryan (Holly Stevens), a gang leader he believes has killed his younger sister Chloe (Phoebe Rex). After learning that Chloe is still alive, he enlists a stranger named… Read more »

Darcy

Heidi Philipsen, Jon Russell Cring | United States | 2017 | 1:36:00 Website | Facebook | Twitter It’s summer break and fifteen-year-old Darcy is working in her family’s motel, a seedy operation on the edge of town. Sustaining the motel is the practice of taking in occupants who have until only recently been incarcerated an… Read more »

Vikas Ki Bahu

Dinesh Choudhary | India | 2018 | 1:49:00 Hindi with English Subtitles A woman’s fight against corruption and society. Kiran is a wonderful, decent, disciplined, beautiful and educated girl. Who is married with less educated and general boy Vikas. Kiran starts working from home on the first day of marriage. (While there is a tradition… Read more »

Collision at Split Rock

George Firewalker Carlson & Pat Eichner | United States | 2018 | 1:15:00 Facebook Two brothers haunted by a dark memory, on the cusp of madness, a rival for the affections of a beautiful woman. They yearn to expose a secret better left buried, for which a killer will go to any lengths to leave… Read more »

Nasty Piece of Work

James Ursini, Haesun Woo | United States | 2015 | 1:20:03 Website | Facebook Nasty Piece of Work is a neo-noir thriller set in the fetish underworld of Los Angeles. The story is told from the point of view of three characters: a lifestyle dominatrix, a Buddhist stripper/saint, and a conflicted private investigator. Cast Celestin… Read more »

Victor Goodview

Vincent Tuturro | United States | 2017 | 1:21:28 Website | Facebook In the Yonkers ghetto – on the outskirts of New York City – aimless-white boy-millennial Victor finds himself without a job and short on the utility bill. To make matters more- uncomfortable, he hasn’t had a bowel movement in longer than he can… Read more »

Crystal

Michael Sneed | United States | 2017 | 2:07:41 10 year old Crystal struggles to escape the world of drugs and violence that she was born into. She is about to be sold to a man in another country but escapes. When she is caught Crystal she is forced to choose between breaking a promise… Read more »

Truth or Dare

Urban romantic comedy, based on a Hongkong cyberspace writer’s novel. The story is about Alex had a strange illness of saying rude words when he saw the girl he liked.