37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed


Golden Lion Winner, 2022 Venice Film Festival

Academy-Award winning documentarian Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) chronicles the internationally acclaimed art, complex life, and tireless activism of Nan Goldin, one of the truly groundbreaking artists/photographers of the late 20th century. This powerful and intimate film takes audiences behind the scenes of some of her most famous works and highlights her heroic efforts to protest the now infamous Sackler family, makers of the drug OxyContin, which has killed more than a half million Americans. Goldin, who nearly became a statistic herself following her own addiction to the drug, recently led an effort to protest the billionaire family and its philanthropic disguising of money to some of the world’s leading museums, including many who collected and displayed her work. In addition, Poitras captures fascinating and life changing events the artist has gone through, including the loss of her sister to suicide following a forced institutionalization as a teen in the 1960’s.

“Nan Goldin’s remarkable life gets a towering film befitting it”
, Sophie Monks Kaufman
“I can’t shake the feeling of being shook by it. I can’t wait to see it again.”
-Rolling Stone
, David Fear


Saturday, November 5


8:00 PM


Vinegar Hill Theatre

Film Info

Director: Laura Poitras

Runtime: 117 min

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2022

Country: USA

Language: English

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