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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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Hear Me Out

Asaad Kelada | United States | 00:27:00 | 2021 English Rachel, 60, desperate for help, insists her best friend, Janice, meet her alone in the privacy of Central Park on a freezing day in January. Cast Ellen Gerstein Lisa Richards Writer Bruce Goldsmith Producer Bruce Goldsmith


kioumars ahmadi | Islamic Republic of Iran | 00:11:00 | 2020 Persian One extra in a film has to get slapped but he cant do it. so he goes to find someone for practicing the shot and his wife company him through it. Cast mohamad koolabadi mina hamedany Writer kioumars ahmadi Producer kioumars ahmadi WATCH… Read more »

Of Children and Wine

Francisco C Torres | United States | 00:11:07 | 2020 English Archie has known the secret to grapes and children all his life as he nurtures both with a delicate hand and open mind. Dementia has slowly been taking Archie’s thoughts, bringing worry to his wife and daughter but drawn to the unseeing children in… Read more »


Ben Murray | United Kingdom | 00:12:20 | 2020 English A woman from a far-away place is trying to join a clan of magical hunter-gatherers, who will welcome her on a condition – she must prove her ability to use their magic, known as “Taboodisobis”. Cast Noga Flaishon Cristina Massaro John Kinory Writer Ben Murray… Read more »

Told You So

Julie Land | United States | 00:06:44 | 2020 English You may want to listen to your wife when she asks you to lock the door. Cast Tom Galindo Jan Krouse Greene Ethan Rodgers Dustin Teuber Writer Julie Land Producer Julie Land


Tobias Bieseke | Germany | 00:19:57 | 2020 Through his research, Falk Marna has succeeded in using bacteria to synthesize a fluid that reveals a form of communication in carbon atoms. Falk thinks he knows what guides the souls of his fellow human beings deep inside. Yolanda, his colleague, considers the stimulated state of the… Read more »

9 Lives: Chapter One

Gabrielle Miller | United States | 00:12:44 | 2020 English “Someone once told me that we all have 9 lives.” There are 9 pivotal moments in your life where you choose a path or one is chosen for you and you could lose a life. “I guess you can call them near misses.” This is… Read more »

Moonlight Motel

Jordan Paley | United States | 00:06:54 | 2020 English After losing his faith, a former priest pays for the company of a woman that bares a striking resemblance to his long lost love. This film was made as a collaboration with the students of George A. Romero’s Filmmaking Program at Douglas Education Center in… Read more »

Remember This Voice

Jeff Chan | United States | 00:08:12 | 2020 English, Spanish He was given a chance to make himself heard. A Los Angeles transplant from Venezuela, who believes that his broken English is an insurmountable hindrance to achieving his own American Dream, is about to give up on his passion for Hollywood when a single… Read more »

Let Me Flow

Manoj Tiwari | United States | 00:24:30 | 2020 English Let Me Flow is a remarkably touching story of a couple who together struggle through sorrow to find hope. Protagonists that take you on an emotional journey, from despair to finding happiness again. A raw, heartfelt and daring tale that makes an emotional connection with… Read more »