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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

  Laura Poitras

  United States     117 minutes


Photographer Nan Goldin is renowned for her raw and intimate photographs of people close to her, most famously those living in the New York underground scene of the 1980s. But in this emotional and multilayered chronicle, Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) interweaves the story of Goldin’s life and art with her career as an activist. From her advocacy during the AIDS crisis to her more recent battles against the opioid crisis—and the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty most responsible for it—this compelling personal history chronicles Goldin’s tragedies and triumphs, as she uses her position as an artist and disrupter to affect cultural and political change.

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Film Credits

  •   Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin, Yoni Golijov, Laura Poitras
  •   Amy Foote, Joe Bini, Brian A. Kates, A.C.E.
  •   Soundwalk Collective
  •   Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Clare Carter, Alex Kwartler, Hayley Theisen
  •   Participant


Film Patron

Robert & Penelope Steiner Family Foundation

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Logo: WTTW (2019)

Documentary Patron

Cynthia Stone Raskin