About All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
The worlds of art and activism collide in this inspiring documentary about iconoclastic artist Nan Goldin and her campaign to bring down pharmaceutical giants the Sackler family.
Brought to the screen through Goldin’s slideshows, intimate interviews and ground-breaking photography, it weaves together two narratives to recount her colourful yet traumatic life and her experience with addiction that led to a personal crusade.
Dir: Laura Poitras
Cast: Nan Goldin, David Armstrong, Marina Berio
Whatever one’s familiarity with this searing chronicler of lives on the margins, the film is riveting and essential