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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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Alive & Well

Kate Bergstrom | United States | 00:15:00 | 2023 English Grace has got to get this dance performance perfect. It’s the only way for her to see Katie again. One problem, Katie is dead. Starring Broadway’s Elise Kibler Written by Obie Award Winning Playwright Erin Courtney Cast Eilse Kibler Charlie Adkins-Courtney Kerime Konur Writer Erin… Read more »

The Principal’s Assembly

Jordan Ancel | United States | 00:18:25 | 2023 English A high school principal’s grief over the loss of a student spirals into substance abuse. To escape her anguish, she slides into a summer habit of frequenting an out-of-the-way bar whose bartender reminds her of the student until she suffers the harsh reality of her… Read more »

This Country

Brian Nestor | United States | 00:08:07 | 2023 An elderly woman has been stealing items from a local convenience store. One of the store workers tries to confront her but she evades him and returns home to face her mounting problems. Cast Vivian Monroe Victor Salinas Franco Gonzalez Matt Masoner Brian Nestor Writer Brian… Read more »

I Chose Jesse

Derrick Christie | United States | 00:09:45 | 2023 English Knowing that their deaths are imminent, three together-isolated adults must confide in each other for comfort as they face the final moments of their existence. Cast Rob Hunt Emily Ardsley Jesse L Welch Writer Derrick Christie Producer Derrick Christie Editor Jackson Bailes

Star Crossed

Pat Bradley | United States | 00:15:12 | 2023 While mourning the loss of her family, a woman battling her inner demons wins the Mega Millions. Cast Ashley Weismantel Jeff Clark Jr. Sarah Grace Sanders Alisa Kuroedova Writer Pat Bradley Producers Pat Bradley Ashley Weismantel Melissa Morse Cinematographer Christopher Escandon Editor Jonathan Nyiri Gaffer David… Read more »

The Assassin’s Apprentice 2: Silbadores of the Canary Islands

Russ Emanuel | United States | 00:25:23 | 2023 English Kaylee, an apprentice assassin for TAA Corp., is taking a long-deserved vacation in the Canary Islands, when her Freerunner drone arrives to project a holographic image of Rick, her handler. Rick explains to Kaylee that her vacation has been cut short, and that she is… Read more »

The Can

Shadow C. LaValley, Danielle Purdy | United States | 00:22:02 | 2023 English A broken-spirited Tim struggles to navigate love and loss, only to find the extraordinary beauty of life from an ordinary can. Cast Shadow C. LaValley Zoë Yeoman Hannah Schill Angela Grace Martin Brayden Gleave Danielle Purdy Writer Shadow C. LaValley Producer Shadow… Read more »

First Love

Yurugu Matsumoto | Japan | 00:37:09 | 2023 Japanese Overview: The theme of the story is first love. The film depicts a variety of first loves, but the happily ever after begins to take an unsettling turn, and the first love takes a sudden turn in an unexpected direction. The film is a story in… Read more »


Michelle Elise Harding, Scott “Silent K” Knowlton | United States | 00:07:41 | 2023 English In the wake of a deadly shooting, a seasoned journalist reevaluates the role she plays in other people’s stories. Cast Johanna Putnam Adam Wahlberg Kathryn Milewski Laurie Mahoney Writers Michelle Elise Harding Scott “Silent K” Knowlton Producers Michelle Elise Harding… Read more »

Enter the Room

Harry Waldman | United States | 00:15:00 | 2023 English A young adult (Brian) is visited by his brother, Jeremy, who needs a place to stay as he settles into his new city. The two polar opposite personalities begin to clash as Jeremy’s presence poses a threat to Brian’s way of life. Brian’s uptight personality… Read more »