“Riveting and essential.” ★★★★★ - THE TELEGRAPH
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary.
Nominated for the BAFTA award for Best Documentary
Winner: Golden Lion – Venice Film Festival, 2022 (Best Film)
ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED is an epic, emotional story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography and rare footage of her fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, the film interweaves Goldin’s past and present, the deeply personal and urgently political, from P.A.I.N.’s 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 Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing.