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Laura Poitras’ ‘All The Beauty and the Bloodshed’ Chosen as Centerpiece Selection at New York Film Festival

Laura Poitras’ “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” has been announced as the Centerpiece selection for the 60th New York Film Festival in October.

The “Citizenfour” director’s new documentary centers around famed New York photographer Nan Goldin, who became the public face of opposition to the Sackler family and their phamaceutical dynasty. After battling her own opioid addiction, Goldin took art institutions bearing the Sackler name to task, and fought for the destigmatization of drug addiction. With Goldin as narrator, the film dives into her difficult upbringing and her community’s fight against AIDS in the 1980s, among other aspects of her life story.

Film at Lincoln Center also announced today that Goldin will design the festival’s official poster, to be revealed at a later date.

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“I am thrilled to be part of the New York Film Festival with Nan,” said Poitras. “Her art and activism are deeply rooted in this city. It is an honor to return to the festival, and to do this with Nan is so meaningful.”

“One fearless and empathetic gaze meets another in this remarkable portrait of Nan Goldin by Laura
Poitras,” said Dennis Lim, the artistic director of New York Film Festival. “We are delighted to welcome Poitras back to the festival with All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, an absorbing account of Goldin’s work and activism that shows us how much they both matter.”

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Poitras previously debuted her documentary “Citizenfour” at the 2014 New York Film Festival. The Edward Snowden film won Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Academy Awards. “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” is the first feature-length documentary

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Laura Poitras’ Nan Goldin Documentary ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’ Set for NYFF

Film at Lincoln Center has announced that Oscar-winning “Citizenfour” director Laura Poitras’s “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” will be the Centerpiece selection for the 60th film-festival/” data-ylk=”slk:New York Film Festival” class=”link “New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 7. Photographer and documentary subject Nan Goldin will design the 60th New York Film Festival poster, which will be revealed at a later date.

The film will weave two narratives, per the synopsis: the fabled life and career of era-defining artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty Goldin personally took on in her fight to hold accountable those responsible for the deadly opioid epidemic. Following her own personal struggle with opioid addiction, Goldin, who rose from the New York “No Wave” underground to become one of the great photographers of the late 20th century, put herself at the forefront of the battle against the Sacklers, both as an activist at art institutions around the world that had accepted millions from the family and as an advocate for the destigmatization of drug addiction.

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Illustrated with a rich trove of photographs by Goldin, who mesmerizingly narrates her own story, including her dysfunctional suburban upbringing, the loss of her teenage sister, and her community’s fight against AIDS in the 1980s, Poitras’s film is an enthralling, empowering work that stirringly connects personal tragedy, political awareness, and artistic expression.

“I am thrilled to be part of the New York Film Festival with Nan,” said director Laura Poitras. “Her art and activism are deeply rooted in this city. It is an honor to return to the festival, and to do this with Nan is so meaningful.”

“As soon as we watched Laura Poitras’s piercing new film, we knew that Nan Goldin was

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