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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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Ginger Gonzaga | United States | 2017 | 31:00 A young couple, Jack (Jason Ritter) and Jane (Ginger Gonzaga), spend the entire day in a mediocre hotel room. What starts like an awkward 30th birthday celebration eventually becomes a joyous day of binging on junk food, acting silly, and playing a charming scavenger hunt. It’s …Read more »

Won’t Somebody Think of The Children?!

Giorgi Plys-Garzotto | United States | 2017 | 14:03 Amanda and Catherine, both in third grade, are writing a comic book together about feminist superheroine Sergeant Laser. They are hurrying to finish as their deadline approaches, and their “publisher,” their classmate Andy, refuses to give them another extension. When Amanda strikes up a romance with …Read more »

White Lily

Tristan Ofield | United Kingdom | 2016 | 11:09 A tense spaceship captain and co-pilot set out to investigate a comet, when a technical fault cuts to the core of their relationship problem… “White Lily, the heart cannot have what is not there” #1 New York Times Best Selling Author Scott Sigler “One of the best sci-fi …Read more »

What Remains of You

Kevin Dresse | France | 2016 | 18:00 French with English Subtitles Michel and Sophie are two lovers. They don’t dare to think about the future yet. And then fate gets on their way. How to finish what had just started? Cast Julien Béramis Marie Kauffman Viewing Instructions

The Language of Ball

Ramón Rodríguez | United States | 2017 | 8:41 A lonely teenager, new to the city, is forced out of his comfort zone one morning on the basketball court. Cast Eshan Bay Justin Ahedo Producer Ramón Rodríguez Karina Silva Viewing Instructions

The Life of Marie

Rolf Kasteleiner | Germany | 2016 | 21:00 German, Polish with English Subtitles The life of the maid Marie is dedicated to the countess Anne von Borke. While reading a letter for her, Marie unwittingly becomes involved in the end of a love affair between the countess and the bourgeois Mr. Stein. Instead of expressing …Read more »

The Swallows

Fuat Erbey | Turkey | 2017 | 15:00 English, Turkish with English Subtitles Facebook The film tells us a story about the couple, Eylül and Mehmet, and their hopeless love that they lived in a few months of 1993. In the film, which started in the spring and ended in the autumn, Eylül and Mehmet’s …Read more »

SPACEMAN

Christopher Oliva | United States | 2016 | 18:43 A young man with big aspirations sets out on a very curious and unique path to realize his dream of becoming an astronaut. Unemployed and living with his single mother, Rupert Madurski must find a nice balance in a world without spacemen. Cast Scott Nelson Angela …Read more »

Shanivaar Ko Do Baje

Parimal Aloke |  India |2016 | 30:00 Hindi with English subtitles Facebook | Twitter Shanivaar Ko Do Baje is based on the play by the same name by eminent Hindi author Surendra Verma. It is the story of an extramarital affair between two office going people. They have a clandestine rendezvous, practically every Saturday at …Read more »

In Confidence (En confidence)

Clara Vorfeld | France | 2017 | 9:00 French with English Subtitles Emma and Jean have been together for years. All their first times are past them… That’s until their 16-year-old daughter goes through her first heartbreak, causing for the couple to remember all those feelings they had forgotten… Cast Magalie Mateci Erik Chantry Viewing …Read more »