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Cinema - All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

Laura Poitras’ Golden Lion winning documentary chronicles the life and work of artist Nan Goldin.

Sunday 30th July 2023 | 3pm

Admission: €7

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Laura Poitras’ Golden Lion winning documentary chronicles the life and work of artist Nan Goldin. Since the 1970s, Goldin has been an acclaimed photographer of NYC’s LGBT and new-wave communities. Following her own battles with addiction, she has devoted recent decades to activism - in particular efforts to address America’s opioid crisis. The film follows her years-long efforts to hold the Sackler family - owners of OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma - to account. Poitras documents how Goldin and her fellow activists took their fight to the prestigious museums & galleries that accepted many millions of dollars in donations from the Sacklers.

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is a vital piece of documentary filmmaking: a portrait of an extraordinary artist and an urgent rallying cry for justice.

“[Poitras] is able to channel so much, so movingly, from Goldin, unifying the personal and the political in a kind of communion” - Sight & Sound

“A portrait of the artist, through her images and her words, and an intimate look at grassroots political action” - The Hollywood Reporter

Director: Laura Poitras
117 mins | USA | 2022 | 18

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