All the Beauty and the Bloodshed


ByTowne Cinema Fri, Dec 16, 2022 6:45 PM
ByTowne Cinema Sat, Dec 17, 2022 1:00 PM
ByTowne Cinema Mon, Dec 19, 2022 6:45 PM
ByTowne Cinema Tue, Dec 20, 2022 9:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2022
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Laura Poitras
Cast:Megan Kapler
Harry Cullen
Noemi Bonazzi
Patrick Radden Keefe
Marina Berio


In her essential, urgent, and arrestingly structured new documentary, Oscar–winning filmmaker Laura Poitras ("Citizenfour") weaves two narratives: the fabled life and career of era-defining artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty Goldin personally took on in her fight to hold accountable those responsible for the deadly opioid epidemic. Following her own personal struggle with opioid addiction, Goldin, who rose from the New York “No Wave” underground to become one of the great photographers of the late 20th century, put herself at the forefront of the battle against the Sacklers, both as an activist at art institutions around the world that had accepted millions from the family and as an advocate for the destigmatization of drug addiction. Illustrated with a rich trove of photographs by Goldin, Poitras’s film is an enthralling, empowering work that stirringly connects personal tragedy, political awareness, and artistic expression.