Apr. 14, 2023

April 14th: Maɬni: Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore

Followed by a Q & A with the Director Sky Hopinka

The 2023 PROXY Spring Series of outdoor cinema continues on Friday, April 14th at 7:00PM- 10:00PM at the PROXY Community Walk-in Theater with:

Maɬni: Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore

Directed by Sky Hopinka, 2020 [not rated]


An essential portrait of contemporary Indigenous life that resists the touristic gaze, “Małni — Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore,” the debut feature from the Ho-Chunk artist and filmmaker Sky Hopinka, isn’t too concerned with whether we fully understand the traditions and rituals it entrancingly commits to screen. Beatrice Loayza,  NYTimes


A documentary circling the origin of the death myth from the Chinookan people in the Pacific Northwest. This film follows Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier’s wanderings through each of their worlds as they wander through and contemplate the afterlife, rebirth, and the place in-between.  Spoken mostly in chinuk wawa, their stories are departures from the Chinookan origin of death myth, with its distant beginning and circular shape.




Presented by HERE FOR NOW, these FREE evening film screenings at the PROXY Walk-In Theater begin at 7:45PM with ‘doors’ opening at 7PM. Come early to claim a good spot, enjoy a frosty Fort Point Beer or wine by Fig & Thistle (all proceeds support outdoor cinema at PROXY!), and delicious ice cream from Hometown Creamery and fare from local food truck Mozzeria. 


Check out our tips for enjoying movies outside at PROXY.