All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Director: Laura Poitras Run Time: 117 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: Harry Cullen, Megan Kapler, Nan Goldin, Noemi Bonazzi, Patrick Radden Keefe
Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis.
Laura Poitra is an American director and producer of documentary films. Poitras has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2015 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Citizenfour, about Edward Snowden, while My Country, My Country received a nomination in the same category in 2007. The NSA reporting by Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, and Barton Gellman contributed to the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service awarded jointly to The Guardian and The Washington Post. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed was awarded the Golden Lion, making it the second documentary to win the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.
“As portraiture, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed accomplishes the goal of any documentary worthy of its genre by shining an insightful light onto what informs an artist’s vision.” ~ Kenji Fujishima, Slant Magazine
“Nan Goldin’s fingerprints are everywhere. The idiosyncratic photographer, activist and subject of Laura Poitras’ new doc is equal parts icon and iconoclast, an embodiment of what it means to hold two truths in balance: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed.” ~ Luke Hicks, Paste Magazine
Documentary, Women Filmmakers
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