If it quickly emerged as a consensus-favorite doc of 2022, thank Laura Poitras: sometimes it takes a real filmmaker to rejuvenate collective interest. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, a chronicle of the legendary Nan Goldin and her work against the monstrous Sackler family, begins a limited release next month, ahead of which there is of course a trailer.

As David Katz said in his review, “This is photographer, artist, and activist Nan Goldin, the downtown NYC rabble-rouser and chronicler, but one of the most fascinating elements of this film is how it doesn’t deign to zoom into a blur, where Poitras might attempt to illuminate one aspect of her remarkable life. So she pretty well takes all the aspects, but not to render them as an abstract expressionist blob you might find at the uptown art galleries which also play a significant role in this story. Poitras’ aesthetic is instead somewhat sterile in a good way: steely, interlocking, and monolithic like the sculptures of Richard Serra, another New York art star.”

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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 overdose crisis.

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