Laura Poitras

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Fearless documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras’s career-long pursuit of truth and justice finds powerful expression in an epic story of art, activism, and survival. Made in collaboration with renowned artist Nan Goldin, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed entwines the mission of PAIN—an advocacy group she founded to raise awareness about the billionaire Sackler family’s integral role in the ongoing crisis of opioid overdoses—with an intimate journey through Goldin’s life, from her rebellious adolescence and immersion in New York City’s thriving underground arts scene to her personal experiences of addiction and the AIDS epidemic. Through it all, her indelible photographs and candid reflections on memory and trauma reveal her unyielding solidarity with marginalized communities that refuse to remain silent.

Film Info

  • United States
  • 2022
  • 122 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • English
  • Spine #1210

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New high-definition digital master, approved by director Laura Poitras and artist Nan Goldin, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • New interview with Poitras
  • Two conversations from the 2022 New York Film Festival, one featuring Poitras, Goldin, coproducer and PAIN activist Megan Kapler, PAIN activist Harry Cullen, and lawyer and PAIN member Mike Quinn discussing the making of the film, and the other featuring Goldin on art and activism
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing and English descriptive audio
  • PLUS: An essay by author and activist Sarah Schulman

    Photography by Nan Goldin

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Mar 12, 2024

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New high-definition digital master, approved by director Laura Poitras and artist Nan Goldin, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • New interview with Poitras
  • Two conversations from the 2022 New York Film Festival, one featuring Poitras, Goldin, coproducer and PAIN activist Megan Kapler, PAIN activist Harry Cullen, and lawyer and PAIN member Mike Quinn discussing the making of the film, and the other featuring Goldin on art and activism
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing and English descriptive audio
  • PLUS: An essay by author and activist Sarah Schulman

    Photography by Nan Goldin
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Cast
Nan Goldin
Participants
Marina Berio
Noemi Bonazzi
Harry Cullen
Megan Kapler
Annatina Miescher
Mike Quinn
Patrick Radden Keefe
Darryl Pinckney
Maggie Smith
David Velasco
Alexis Pleus
Robert Suarez
Urban Survivors Union
VOCAL-NY
PAIN
David Armstrong
Barbara Goldin
Cookie Mueller
Sharon Niesp
David Wojnarowicz
Credits
Director
Laura Poitras
Produced by
Howard Gertler
Produced by
John Lyons
Produced by
Nan Goldin
Produced by
Yoni Golijov
Produced by
Laura Poitras
Executive producer
Jeff Skoll
Executive producer
Diane Weyermann
Executive producer
Clare Carter
Executive producer
Alex Kwartler
Executive producer
Hayley Theisen
Edited by
Amy Foote
Edited by
Joe Bini
Edited by
Brian A. Kates
Archival coproducer
Olivia Streisand
Archival producer
Shanti Avirgan
Coproducer
Megan Kapler
Music by
Soundwalk Collective
Music supervisor
Dawn Sutter Madell
Photography and slideshows by
Nan Goldin
Music consultant
Nan Goldin
Postproduction producer
Keetin Mayakara
New York Super 8 mm
Vivienne Dick
New York 16 mm and 35 mm
Bette Gordon
Provincetown Super 8 mm
Frank Crivelli
Camera
Clare Carter
Camera
Sean Vegezzi
Camera
Alex Wolf Lewis
Camera
Laura Poitras
Associate editor
Marley McDonald
Associate editor
Matt Hixon
Additional editing by
Joseph Krings
Additional editing by
Sabine Hoffman
Additional interviews by
David Breslin
Additional interviews by
Alex Fialho
Additional interviews by
Thomas Allen Harris
Additional interviews by
Phil Zwickler
Investigative researcher
Adam Mellion