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ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED

February 3 - February 12

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Fri, Feb 3 at 7pm • Sat and Sun, Feb 4 and 5 at 4pm and 7pm • IU Fine Arts Theater • Purchase Tickets

Fri, Feb 10 at 7pm • Sat and Sun, Feb 11 and 12 at 4pm and 7pm • IU Fine Arts Theater • Purchase Tickets

 

Shortlisted for the 2023 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature

WINNER! Best Non-Fiction Film: New York Film Critics Circle

Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) tells two stories in her essential, new documentary: the fabled life and career of era-defining artist Nan Goldin, and her David-and-Goliath battle with the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty who have been described as the “most evil family in America.”

Goldin rose from the New York “No Wave” underground to become one of the most revered photographers of the late 20th century; her photographs and slideshows have captured her most intimate relationships with friends and lovers. But more than just a portrait of an extraordinary artist, Poitras’s film also looks at Goldin’s personal battle with OxyContin and her public activism against the museums that took money from its makers. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is a testament to the fearless honesty of this irrepressible artist, for whom creative expression and political conviction are inextricably linked. (112 min)

 A towering and devastating work of SHOCKING INTELLIGENCE and still greater emotional power… This is an overwhelming film. — Indiewire

Maybe the MOST ESSENTIAL FILM of the year. — Original Cin

If you’ve ever doubted how ART, RAGE, or ACTION can make meaningful change, Goldin’s combination of all three fighting an opioid crisis that nearly killed her is exhilarating proof of the power of “screaming in the streets.” — The LA Times

There is a distinct sense of against-all-odds triumph that hits hard, and lingers long. — The Globe and Mail

It strikes at the core of what makes us human, our hopes and fears and the relationships we invest ourselves in. It is COMMUNITY AS ART AS ACTIVISM in one giant loop, filtered through the gaze of a woman so unflinchingly tireless in her efforts that you cannot help but be on her side. — Collider

Laura Poitras has a point of view, she has passion, she has politics, and there never was any danger of her both-siding this raw, emotionally ferocious story of the world that Nan Goldin inherited and remade, one that she continues to remake with her brilliance and with all the bruises that never heal. CRITIC’S PICK! – The New York Times

It entered the festival circuit as a politically charged take on the standard there-goeth-the-great-artist story and exited it as A PEERLESS ACT OF PERSONAL RECLAMATION. I can’t shake the feeling of being shook by it. — Rolling Stone

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February 3
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February 12