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Date & Time
Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. More Info
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Film Screening:


All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
(Laura Poitras, 2022, 122 min, USA, English, DCP)

Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the opioid epidemic.

— Winner of the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the 2022 Venice Film Festival

“A poignant work of cumulative power, rich with connections between Goldin’s past and present, her art and her activism.” – James Kleinmann, The Queer Review 

“Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras has long focused on individuals and communities battling larger forces, most notably in her films Citizenfour (2014) and Risk (2016), about whistleblower Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, respectively. In this variation on her David and Goliath fixation, Poitras profiles photographer and activist Nan Goldin, whose incisive body of work probes the tender underbelly of metropolitan society, finding in it the titular beauty and bloodshed.”
– Kat Sachs, Chicago Reader

“Laura Poitras’ documentary portrait of the photographer Nan Goldin shares its subject’s passion, candor, and scope of action.” – Richard Brody, New Yorker

“It’s art, a work of devastating power.” – The Hollywood Reporter


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