by Sky Hopinka. 2020. 80 min.
Ho-Chunk artist and filmmaker Sky Hopinka’s experimental debut feature is a lush meditation on agency (in both life and death) and indigenous knowledge. Hopinka’s patient gaze centers on Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier as they explore the richly saturated natural landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Maɬni (pronounced moth-nee) contemplates the generational resonance of a Chinookan origin-of-death myth.
Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Sky Hopinka.
Rockaway Film Festival would like to thank VBX™~Vernam Basin Terminal for generously hosting us at the Arverne Cinema in addition to BBX™~Barbadoes Basin Terminal for contributing to such.
RFF also thanks Rockaway Artists Alliance and the National Park Service for hosting us in Fort Tilden.
RFF is proud to be sponsored by Blundstone®, Istic Illic Pictures, and NYC Ferry. The festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by FRANC.