All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Directed by Laura Poitras
USA2022
Friday, 11 November 22 - 7:00pm
@ Cineworld
Too Late!
Too often documentaries about famous artists place too little emphasis on developing an artistry of their own. But the Venice Golden Lion-winning All The Beauty and the Bloodshed, from Oscar-winning director Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) sidesteps that pitfall by seemingly allowing its subject, redoubtable, inspirational, New York photographer Nan Goldin, to shape the film from the inside.

Though in part a fairly standard chronicle of Goldin's successful campaign to get the Sackler family name removed from art galleries worldwide due to their role in the opioid crisis, the (golden) lion's share of the film is given over to her work and her intimate, moving, spontaneously poetic thoughts on friendship, family and the role of art. To say art saves lives might seem a grand statement, until you listen to someone like Goldin, when it just becomes a statement of plain truth.

Showings

Friday, 11 November 2022 - 7:00pm @ Cineworld