All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (18)


All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (18)

F Rated Film
Friday 17th February 2023 - Thursday 23rd February 2023

Dir. Laure Poitras, US, 2022, 122 mins. With. Nan Goldin, David Armstrong (archive footage), Marina Berio.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) presents a stirring portrait of renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin, focussing on her fight against Big Pharma. After struggling with addiction to the opioid painkiller Oxycontin, in 2017 the photographer attempted to hold the Sackler family (owners of Purdue Pharma) to account for their responsibility for the staggering opioid epidemic in the USA. Through the foundation of the protest organisation PAIN (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now), Goldin began lobbying galleries and museums, who received donations from the Sacklers, to disavow the family and its ill-gotten funds.

Poitras's film is an unconventional biography that ties Goldin's work and its themes in with her activism and personal history. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an empowering work about political awareness and artistic expression, and is an inspiring call to arms. One of the best documentaries of the year.

"A devastating work of shocking intelligence and still greater emotional power." - INDIEWIRE

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Dates & Times

 Friday 17th Feb 2023  6:00pm
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 Saturday 18th Feb 2023  8:00pm
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 Wednesday 22nd Feb 2023  2:30pm
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 Wednesday 22nd Feb 2023  5:45pm Descriptive Subtitles
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 Thursday 23rd Feb 2023  8:15pm
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