"As it surveys an individual narrative across a half-century of political, artistic, and cultural heartache, ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED is, in so many ways, the Great American Novel in documentary form." - Ben Croll, TheWrap

"A sublime knockout." - Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

Saturday, April 15 at 4:30pm | Winner of the coveted Best Film Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival - only the second documentary to take the top prize in the festival’s 90-years - Poitras (CITIZENFOUR) delivers an epic, emotional, and interconnected portrait of renowned artist Nan Goldin, and her fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the opioid crisis. Told through Goldin’s ground-breaking photography and slideshows (including “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency,” part of the Art Institute’s permanent collection), and with intimate interviews and rare footage of her fearless demonstrations at the Metropolotan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and the Louvre, Goldin’s past and present are interwoven into a remarkable, holistic document of Golden as an artist, activist, sister, daughter, lover, and friend. (RF) 


Awards & Nominations

Winner - Golden Lion, Best Film, Venice Film Festival
Winner - Smithers Foundation Award, Ambassador of Hope, Venice Film Festival
Nominee - Queer Lions, Venice Film Festival
Winner - Best Documentary, Athens International Film Festival
Official Selection: Bergen International Film Festival, London Film Festival, Montclair Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival

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expo chicagoThe Film Center is proud to partner with EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, as it celebrates its tenth-anniversary edition this April 13-16 at Navy Pier and throughout the city. The films presented in this collaboration profile contemporary artists, illustrating how their identities and lived experiences are inextricably linked to their work and their perspectives on the art world. Learn more about EXPO CHICAGO at expochicago.com