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Directed by Sky Hopinka

United States 2020 80 mins. In English, Chinuk Wawa with English subtitles

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Małni—Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore. Screens online starting April 9, 2021.

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. Probing questions about humanity’s place on earth and other worlds, Sky Hopkina’s film will have audiences thinking (and dreaming) about it long after.

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

 

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Małni—Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore
Directed by Sky Hopinka
USA | 2020 | 80 min
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival | New Frontier Films & Performances

Your ticket will directly support both NWFC and PAM and we encourage all of our members, staff, and supporters to join us—and spread the word.

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

Genres: Documentary



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.