małni – towards the ocean, towards the shore
“It rivals in visual and linguistic beauty any new art I’ve seen in some time.”
– Holland Cotter, The NY Times
Starts April 9
Hopinka’s poetic debut feature, “maɬni” (pronounced moth-nee), follows Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier as they wander through their surrounding nature in the Pacific Northwest, contemplating their contrasting viewpoints on the afterlife, rebirth, and the place in-between. Spoken mostly in the Chinuk Wawa language, their stories take a departure from the Chinookan people’s circular origin-of-death myth, probing questions about humanity’s place both on earth and in other worlds.
Directed by Sky Hopinka. In Chinuk Wawa & English With English Subtitles. USA. 2020. 80 Mins
Rental Period: 72 hours.
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