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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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Rane Jameson | United States | 00:24:57 | 2021 A struggling actor takes a job as a live-in ranch hand for an unorthodox young couple in the canyons of Malibu. Co-director Michael Willer Cast Ryan Bertroche Denise Pool Rane Jameson Maite Garcia Shawn Christian Writer Rane Jameson Producers Rane Jameson Paul Piercy

XOXO CARRIE

Jerry Benoit | United States | 00:04:36 | 2021 English Cast Paul Eenhoorn Tonya M. Yorke Rachelle Henry Troy Gepke Writers Jerry Benoit Gregory Marks Producers Jerry Benoit Gregory Marks Assistant Director Gregory Marks Camera/Audio Efren P. Herrera Editor Amrik S. Pabla Cinematography Amrik S. Pabla

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woongjin CHOI | Korea, Republic of | 00:20:36 | 2021 Korean Taek-il, the protagonist, lives while working on courier delivery. One day, he returned home, and his wife Ki-young, who had undergone body plastic surgery, greets him. The option to go back to work without a word, but I am struggling with the price of… Read more »

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Her Mother’s Daughter

Alejandra Cadena-Perez | United States | 00:13:40 | 2021 English “Her Mother’s Daughter” is an emotional portrait of a volatile and challenging mother-daughter relationship, explored through dance and motion. Mother and daughter live together, yet lead separate lives, each in their own isolated world. In these separate lives, each finds a degree of satisfaction and… Read more »

Choice

Kaye Tuckerman | United States | 00:14:55 | 2021 English A cautionary tale in which a woman learns the hard way that her choices are not always her own. Cast Dawn Young Jimmy Pravasilis Kate Greer Amanda Brooke Lerner Latisha di Venuto Vanessa Thorpe Michael Piper Younie Writer Dawn Young Producers Dawn Young Vanessa Thorpe

SMILE

Makoto Sorashita | Japan | 00:36:57 | 2021 Japanese Wanting to meet those we admire. Wanting to meet your love who has passed on one last time. With the release of a new VR game that can recreate real people, our desires are no longer just a dream. There’s someone I want to meet in… Read more »

Panic in Valley City

Antonio Harper | United States | 00:10:08 | 2021 English Awakened to muffled voices and piercing light, a panic stricken couple crawl into the New Year. Co-director Abby Burton Cast Bernie Golias Sara Golias Kristen Miller Annie Cooper Jessica Joerndt Writers Bernie Golias Sara Golias Antonio Harper Producers Bernie Golias Antonio Harper

Deadline

Bernie Golias | United States | 00:06:40 | 2021 English A passionate collector receives an ultimatum for better or for worse. Co-director Antonio Harper Cast Bernie Golias Sara Golias Antonio Harper Writers Bernie Golias Antonio Harper Producers Bernie Golias Antonio Harper

Changing Times

Bernie Golias | United States | 00:07:11 | 2021 English An old man reminisces on his childhood, his father and their shared love for antique cars as he comes to realize he’s part of a fading hobby. Co-director Antonio Harper Cast Bernie Golias Tyler Marcum Natalie Hayes Joey Cooper Writer Bernie Golias Producers Bernie Golias… Read more »

Sidewalker

Mason Tabor | United States | 00:04:45 | 2021 Eva, 8, recounts the most memorable moments of 2020 by making sidewalk chalk drawings. Cast Ila Splawn Writer Mason Tabor Producer Jen Gerber