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Małni—Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore

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Małni—Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore

A poetic, experimental debut feature circling the origin of the death myth from the Chinookan people in the Pacific Northwest, Małni – Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore follows two people as they wander through their surrounding nature, the spirit world, and something much deeper inside. At its center are Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier, who take separate paths contemplating their afterlife, rebirth, and death. Posing questions about humanity’s place on earth and other worlds, Sky Hopinka’s film will have audiences thinking (and dreaming) about it long after.

Tickets: $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers)

An essential portrait of contemporary Indigenous life. Refreshingly centers the Native perspective, and beckons audiences onto its wavelength by tapping into something more intuitive, the stuff of dreams.
Beatrice Loayza, New York Times
Stunning. Hopinka’s use of color in Małni is nothing short of astonishing. One of the most awe-inspiring films I saw.
Vikram Murthi, Rogerebert.com
Hopinka subtly inverts the tropes of the ethnographic documentary to depict indigenous life from an indigenous perspective.
Cayley James, Cinema Scope


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