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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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The Pit

Kari Hennig | Germany | 2016 | 13:37 German with English Subtitles Facebook 1941: Two brothers are hunting down a jewish boy and finally trap him in a pit in the forest. The younger brother follows the boy into the pit to finish the deadly hunt – but down there nothing works as planned. Cast …Read more »

The Pharaoh’s Eye

Alejandro Alberola | Mexico | 2016 | 7:42 French with English Subtitles In 1799, during the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt, a thief and a pirate will do anything to get their hands on an ancient artifact. Cast Eli Loga Gerardo Cabal Producer Gerardo Cabal

The Peculiar Abilities Of Mr Mahler

Paul Philipp | Germany | 2017 | 29:00 German with English Subtitles East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But …Read more »

The Girls Were Doing Nothing

Dekel Berenson | United Kingdom | 17:00 The Girls Were Doing Nothing is a study into the conflicting nature of love and the human soul – our basic needs for stability, comfort, and routine which clash with equality strong desires for novelty, variety and freedom. Marta and Jake are a married couple in their late …Read more »


Vanessa M Powers | United States | 2016 | 6:49 Paeder finds a Selkie, Aisling, and the two start a relationship. They’re happy, but there’s something wild in Aisling that may never be tamed. Cast Erin Buchen Anthony Tallarico Producer Laura Walus

Seven Minutes To Closing

April Abeyta | United States | 2016 | 14:14 Facebook | Twitter Two strangers connect in the final minutes before an asteroid impacts and destroys earth. Cast Trestin George Noreen Lee Luke Myers Producer Kim Nunley Ephraim Walker


Jeremiah Kipp | United States | 2016 | 16:00 Facebook PICKUP is a compelling film that allows the audience to take a deeper look into the psyche of a woman who appears to have it all. Through her banal daily routine, Megan develops an addiction that begins to unravel her carefully put together life. She …Read more »

Pay Per View

James Heiner | United States | 2016 | 10:55 Facebook Harold pulls up to a roadside motel and can’t bring himself to check in. After a couple one-off encounters, he decides it’s time to go home. Cast Frank Wiltse Clayton Louis Laura Welsh Berg Producer Andrew Zimmerman

Passion Gap

Matt Portman, Jason Donald | United Kingdom | 2017 | 20:00 Elani survived her brutal childhood by carefully watching people. Now she plans to use her relationship with Mikey to get out of Cape Town for good. All she has to do is manage his ego for one more night, but the seeds of violence …Read more »

Padlock Men

Lewis T. Powell | United States | 2016 | 16:25 Facebook 86 yr. old Walter “Posey” Fodrell shares a memoir of a historically unknown secret pact between Martin Luther King, Malcolm X & John F. Kennedy. “Blood for Blood Knuckles Dirty” the Civil Rights movement will never be viewed the same. A History Never Spoke …Read more »