This epic documentary by Oscar-winning director Laura Poitras (CITIZENFOUR) follows the tireless, deeply personal battle by the renowned artist Nan Goldin as she uses her work to hold the Sackler family—architects of the opioid crisis—responsible for their crimes. Through her group P.A.I.N., Goldin shares the losses in her own life, reveals the exploitative tactics of the Sacklers’ Purdue Pharma, and shames museums into rejecting the Sacklers’ dirty money. A reminder of art’s power to fight for what’s right. Winner, Venice Film Festival. (U.S., 2022, 113m)
“A towering and devastating work of shocking intelligence and still greater emotional power.” –IndieWire
Close Up: ALL THE BEAUTY & BLOODSHED with editor Amy Foote
Special screening on Sat., Dec. 10 at 7:30 pm at Starr Cinema/Rhinebeck.
After the film, its editor Amy Foote (Mavis!, Hail Satan?) will be in conversation with Sabine Hoffman who was an additional editor on the project.