My capsule review from my TIFF Wavelengths coverage for MUBI:
Hopinka’s follow-up to his highly acclaimed film Jáaji Approx. is a tad more difficult to hold onto, although that by no means makes it any less lovely to behold. Beginning with footage of First People dancing in formation, Hopinka manipulates the images—video processing is the likely mode here, although at times the work resembles hand tinting. The dancers are abstracted into shafts of brightly colored light. This scene, as well as the ending during which the figures have been even more effaced, vaguely recall the video installations of the late Jeremy Blake.
In between, Hopinka incorporates the poetry of Diane Burns, sometimes as documentation of a reading, but more…