Poetic Cinema and Personal Tales: Three Short Films by Sky Hopinka

Screening March 5-14, 2021

Sky Hopinka is a visual artist and filmmaker who is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and a descendant of the Pachanga Band of Luiseño people. Sky has described his work as “Deconstructing language (through cinema) is a way for me to be free from the dogma of traditional storytelling and then, from there, to explore or propose more of what Indigenous cinema has the possibility to look like.” His film and video work has been featured at the Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Center, the Tate Modern, the Whitney Biennial, Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and so much more.

This program features the three short films listed below, each one utilizing a different method to document the personal reflections on land, culture, and memories. In addition to the short films is a pre-recorded conversation with Sky and Kathleen Ash-Milby the Curator for Native American Art at the Portland Art Museum. This program is co-presented with the Video Data Bank.

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march, 2021