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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

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Winner of the Venice Golden Lion, this extraordinary documentary is an electrifying portrait of the life and career of bisexual artist Nan Goldin and her fight against the billionaire Sackler family.

Fleeing a dysfunctional childhood, Goldin forged her career photographing her friends, family and LGBTIQ+ subcultures. After struggling with addiction, Goldin set her sights on the pharmaceutical titans responsible for the opioid crisis, leading an ACT UP inspired movement to challenge art institutions to refuse their donations. Featuring hundreds of Goldin’s photographs, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed weaves multiple narratives to create a bold and ultimately inspiring film as Goldin puts her career on the line to take down those who profit from pain.

Content warning: contains suicide, addiction and sexual abuse themes

Sydney Premiere 

  • Golden Lion for Best Film & Smithers Foundation Award, Venice International Film Festival 2022
  • Grierson Award for Best Documentary, BFI Film Festival London 2022
  • Best Non-Fiction Film, New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2022

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“A work of devastating power… the way Poitras and Goldin have brought the threads together, into the light, is a distillation likely to shake you to the core. It’s art.”

The Hollywood Reporter

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