All The Beauty and the Bloodshed
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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

April 30, 2023

This event occurred as part of the 22/23 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

This Oscar-nominated documentary from Laura Poitras ("Citizenfour") is a spellbinding look at the person, portfolio and politics of legendary photographer Nan Goldin.

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Activism and visibility have long been central to the artistic practice of celebrated photographer Nan Goldin. Her work began by capturing her friends—a glamorous coterie of misfits, outcasts and "queens" on the margins of the New York City art scene. During the AIDS crisis that visibility turned inherently political. In recent years, Goldin has taken aim at the Sackler family, producers of OxyContin, whose profits have been funneled into artistic philanthropy and the plastering of the Sackler name on wings of museums and universities. From Academy award-winning director Laura Poitras (Citizenfour), All the Beauty and the Bloodshed follows the long arc of Goldin's crusading artform, from Polaroids in dingy hotel rooms to die-ins at the Guggenheim.

D: Laura Poitras, US, 2022, 1h57m

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