All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Documentary Rated: NR 122 min

Renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin upends her lengthy career to protest the influential Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty that has poured millions into our finest museums but was also largely responsible for the opioid epidemic’s unfathomable death toll. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, this double portrait of an artist and her mission, shown at FilmColumbia, tells Goldin’s painfully personal story through her own words and images, from intimate interviews, slide shows and ground-breaking photography to rare footage of her fight to hold the Sackler family accountable.

Oscar Nomination for Best Documentary Feature Film

“Poitras hasn’t embraced the usual journalistic norms in directing this documentary. She has a point of view, she has passion, she has politics, and there never was any danger of her both-siding this raw, emotionally ferocious story…” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
directed by
Laura Poitras
Nan Goldin, David Armstrong, Marina Berio