All The Beauty and The Bloodshed (2022) Madman Entertainment
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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Laura Poitras | USA | 2022 | R18+

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Fri 15 Mar 2024

Follow the epic story of Nan Goldin, told through her ground-breaking photography and her fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for America’s opioid crisis.

A devastating work of shocking intelligence and still greater emotional power.

Sophie Monks Kaufman (Indiewire)

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 opioid crisis.

Laura Poitras’ urgent documentary weaves everything together: Goldin’s past, her present, the deeply personal and urgently political, from P.A.I.N's (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) actions at renowned art institutions to Goldin’s photography of her friends and peers through her epic The Ballad of Sexual Dependency and her legendary 1989, NEA-censored AIDS exhibition, Witness: Against Our Vanishing.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Madman Entertainment
Courtesy: Madman Entertainment
Runtime: 122 mins

Event duration

122 mins



Contains high impact sexualised imagery


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