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Friday, Apr 9, 2021 12:01 AM
Dir. Sky Hopinka | USA | 2021 | 82 min.| NR
In both Chinuk Wawa and English with Chinuk Wawa and English subtitles
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A poetic, experimental debut feature circling the origin of the death myth from the Chinookan people in the Pacific Northwest, MALNI – TOWARDS THE OCEAN, TOWARDS THE SHORE follows expectant mother Sweetwater Sahme and her partner Jordan Mercier. While ruminating upon their place within their ancestors’ myths and legacy, the couple’s perspectives and paths diverge as they contemplate survival, language, and the approach of their child. Hopinka’s rapturous feature-length debut will have audiences thinking — and dreaming — long after.

 MALNI premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in the festival’s New Frontier program — a section dedicated to the intersections of art, cinema and technology.

"Feels like a richly woven ghost story…. Hopinka lays claim to mythology, and explores a paradigm shift from the sacred to the profane. Such a shift signals a loss of aura that perhaps only investigations of language can help reclaim." —Ela Bittencourt, Hyperallergic

“Examines identity through slow cinema techniques…. In terms of sheer spectacle, MALNI – TOWARDS THE OCEAN, TOWARDS THE SHORE was one of the most awe-inspiring films I saw at [True/False 2020].” —Vikram Murthi, rogerebert.com

"Unpacks the Chinuk death myth…. 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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