Streaming Release!

malni – towards the ocean, towards the shore


The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. You can watch Maɬni – Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore for 48 hours after your purchase. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.

“It rivals in visual and linguistic beauty any new art I’ve seen in some time.” – Holland Cotter, New York Times

Sky Hopinka’s poetic debut feature, Malni (pronounced “moth-nee”), follows Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier as they wander through their surrounding nature in the Pacific Northwest, contemplating their contrasting viewpoints on the afterlife, rebirth, and the place in-between. Spoken mostly in the Chinuk Wawa language, their stories take a departure from the Chinookan people’s circular origin-of-death myth, probing questions about humanity’s place both on Earth and in other worlds. Beautiful, unique and quietly meditative, Malni – Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore will have audiences thinking (and dreaming) about it long after the closing credits. (Dir. by Sky Hopkina, 2020, USA, 80 mins., Not Rated)