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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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Girl of My Dreams

Johnny Wilson | United States | 2016 | 18:36 Facebook Edward Watson has been looking for something that can change his life. His challenge is to find what needs to change. Tonight he will search for answers in the vastest place anyone can explore, his own mind. Cast Aaron Kuban Mollie Fitzgerald Aaron LaPlante Melissa …Read more »

Girl, Wavering

Noriko Yuasa | Japan | 2015 | 20:00 Japanese with English Subtitles A heart that is shaken by empty reality. I draw a figure of a girl who desperately pursues something. Schoolgirl Mizuho who continues part-time work of dating site cherry. One day, I receive a message asking a man named Kenzo to help with …Read more »


Philippe Orreindy | France | 2017 | 14:10 French Françoise is a company director. She is under the perverse psychological influence of her superior. But is it real or is it a hallucination caused by her anguish? Cast Aurélia Petit Stanislas Stanic Geneviève Robin Emmanuelle Cousin Bahadir Canioglu Producer Brewenn Hellec Les Films de l’Heure …Read more »


Giovanni Mota | Canada | 2016 | 11:16 Who is Doreen? She goes on a wild spree on the streets of the “Big Apple.” She will make you laugh. She will touch you but will you ever know who Doreen really is? Cast Morag “Morrie” Sinkins Robert Burck Gigi Assante Erik Sherr Producer Morag `Morrie` …Read more »

Rotten Mangos

Michael Eldon Lobsinger | United States | 2016 | 36:33 Facebook Eddie Mango and his younger brother, Danny Mango, have not seen each other for 22 years. Danny, who owns a limousine company, meets up with his homeless brother in an alleyway. The troublesome brothers try to find a starting point between them to reconnect …Read more »

Lonely Souls of Microbes

Mikhail Romanovskiy | Russian Federation | 2014 | 35:00 Russian with English Subtitles A person is constantly changing in every moment of their life and yet remains the same. No matter how lucky, young or even in love we are, we bear our loneliness inside at all times. There is no escaping from it. It’s …Read more »

Veritas vos Liberabit

Matthew Temple | United States | 2016 | 7:18 Facebook | Twitter Caroline embarks on an inner journey to find the truth, in hopes that the truth will set her free. Shot all by moonlight with an a cappella score Cast Iona Simone Mer Saxon Judy Limon Producer Matthew Temple Meg Powers Viewing Instructions

This Modern Man Is Beat

Alex Merkin | United States | 2015 | 17:12 In the post 911 world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan tries to pawn his last possession and reconcile with his American wife. Cast Jordi Vilasuso Brad Greenquist Producer David J Schroeder Viewing Instructions


Robyn Killian | United States | 2017 | 6:02 On the verge of relapsing on heroin, after hearing his best friend died from an overdose, Devin Walters, a recovering addict struggles to find meaning in his life. He receives an unexpected visit that changes everything. Cast William Joseph Hill Christine Lenz Sam Rod Producer Sewi …Read more »


Pierre Van de Kerckhove | Belgium | 2017 | 14:36 French with English Subtitles Louise, aged 68, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and lives in a nursing home. Her daily life is riddled with sadness because her son Daniel is no longer visiting her, discouraged by his mother’s memory lapses. The arrival of a new …Read more »