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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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 »

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Ciao Cherie

Nina Kusturica | Austria | 2018 | 1:26:00 English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish, Serbian, Somali with English Subtitles Website | Facebook Longing to overcome distance, customers come in the telephone cabins of a zany Viennese Call Shop. Like with an umbilical cord, the telephone cable connects them with their loved ones, family and a distant… Read more »

Betrayed

Harley Wallen | United States | 2018 | 1:37:00 When the Cartel comes to Detroit and tries to push the Russian Mafia out things don’t go as planned and more people end up dragged into the middle of things. The Mayor decides he will step in when his daughter gets caught up in the middle…. Read more »

Kharam

Dr. Jose. P. V. | India | 2017 | 1:53:45 Malayalam with English Subtitles Washerman Kanavan gets a lady, Kannaki- from the family of his late wife, along with a donkey. She looks very pretty so also innocent. Kanavan was utter drunkard and gambler and used to torture Kannaki very badly. In spite, she loves… Read more »

THE LEGEND – The Bessie Coleman Story

Gardner Doolittle | United States | 2017 | 1:42:00 In 1921 a young woman arose from the poverty of the Texas cotton fields to capture the hearts of the Black population of America. She taught them to overcome not only racial barriers but the barriers within themselves. And in doing so…dare to dream. Cast Aneva… Read more »

The Clown

Bruce Gorman, Jr. | United States | 2017 | 1:26:45 Website Barnaby Hatchett, a corporate working stiff whose life is a mess, is harassed every day as he goes in and out of work by a dark clown that lives in the parking lot, and that only he can see. Writer Bruce Gorman, Jr. Producer… Read more »

Bennett’s Song

Harley Wallen | United States | 2018 | 1:47:53 Two very unique families on a collision course find laughs, music, and love, and a few answers about what it means to be an American family in the 21st century. Cast Tara Reid Dennis Haskins Aphrodite Nikolovski Calhoun Koenig Harley Wallen Writer Nancy Oeswein Producer Nancy Oeswein… Read more »

A Host of Sparrows

Kevin Alexander Boon | United States | 2018 | 1:22:00 Website | Facebook | Twitter A Host of Sparrows is a crime thriller about a recently paroled ex-con who is forced to put aside plans to rebuild his life when his former boss uses the man’s daughter as a ploy to recover a fortune in… Read more »

The Broken Rose

Matthew McClelland | United States | 2018 | 1:51:21 Facebook Rose is a young girl who has grown up in foster care. Desperate to escape an abusive situation, she is saved by an older man named Shaka, but at what price? Cast Monee’ Brehaut Evan Jo’elle JD Scalzo Mariana Aroxa Wynton Odd D’Artanasha Bibb Writer… Read more »

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The Maestro

Adam Cushman | United States | 2017 | 1:36:00 Website | Facebook | Twitter “After the Second World War, budding film composer Jerry Herst moves to Hollywood to study with infamous master teacher Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Cast Xander Berkeley Sarah Clarke Leo Marks Jon Polito Mackenzie Astin William Russ Jonathan Cherry David J. Phillips Alex Essoe… Read more »