Members-only Film Screening: The Ethnopoetic Cinema of Sky Hopinka
- Thu, May 2, 2019
- 7:30 pm–10 pm
- Bing Theater | LACMA
Free, tickets required
This is a LACMA Members-only screening.
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Includes a post-screening conversation with director Sky Hopinka
Sky Hopinka is an artist and filmmaker whose work is featured in the upcoming 2019 Whitney Biennial. This screening will be the first-ever L.A. retrospective of Hopinka’s work. Known for some of “the most striking, thought-provoking and intricately assembled video works of recent years” (Filmmaker Magazine), Hopinka, a Ho-Chunk Nation national and descendent of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, has emerged as a vital voice in contemporary Native American filmmaking. Meshing vibrant images of mysterious landscapes with sonic experiences, his self-described “ethnopoetic” films combine documentary and experimental practices to create a unique cinematic language exploring ideas of language, culture, homeland, and displacement.
Hopinka’s work has played at various festivals and exhibitions, including ImagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival, Projections at the New York Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival’s Wavelengths, the 2017 Whitney Biennial, and the 2018 FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. He received the More with Less Award at the 2016 Images Festival, a Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker at the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival, and a 2017 Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists. He is currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and Sundance Art of Nonfiction Fellow for 2019.
2014–19, 110 minutes, DCP | Directed by Sky Hopinka
Co-presented in partnership with Acropolis Cinema