LACMA and Sky Hopinka present his first full-length feature film MALNI, TOWARDS THE OCEAN, TOWARDS THE SHORE. This “poetic exploration in his signature style… follows Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier’s perambulations through their worlds—sometimes overlapping, sometimes not—as they wonder and wander through the afterlife, rebirth, and the place in-between. Spoken mostly in chinuk wawa, a language indigenous to the Columbia River Basin, their stories are departures from the Chinookan origin of death myth, with its distant beginning and circular shape.”
Hopinka will participate in a post-screening Q & A.
Friday, May 29.
6 pm on the West Coast; 9 pm East Coast.
Sky Hopinka, Maɬni, towards the ocean, towards the shore, 2020. Images courtesy and © the artist and the Sundance Institute.