Courtesy of Grasshopper Film.

małni—towards the ocean, towards the shore

April 9–25, 2021

Museum of the Moving Image is partnering with Grasshopper Film to bring Małni—Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore to viewers to watch from home. To support the Museum, please use the ticket link below.

Order and watch małni—towards the ocean, towards the shore here. Tickets: $12 ($10 MoMI members).

Dir. Sky Hopinka. U.S, 2020, 80 mins. In English and Chinook jargon with subtitles. The feature directorial debut of acclaimed filmmaker Sky Hopinka, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and a descendant of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño people, beautifully explores the spirituality of the Chinookan people in the Pacific Northwest. This experimental documentary follows Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier as they wander through nature and question afterlife, rebirth, and death. Poetically illustrating the Origin of Death myth from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, małni—towards the ocean, towards the shore contemplates humanity’s place on earth. Official selection of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. A Grasshopper Film release. View trailer.

“Stunning. Hopinka’s use of color in małni is nothing short of astonishing. Awe-inspiring.” —Vikram Murthi,

“Rapturous. Feels like a richly woven ghost story.” —Ela Bittencourt, Hyperallergic

Critic's Pick: “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, The New York Times