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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

“An epic documentary about Nan Goldin and her activism against the Sackler family.” – The Guardian 

“Ferociously powerful. A reminder of what can be achieved by those who take pain and turn it into truth.” – Financial Times 

“Profound and incendiary. Goldin is an inspiring artist of activism.” – Variety 

“Sublime. An intimate look at grassroots political action and a devastating story about family.” – The Hollywood Reporter

94% on Rotten Tomatoes


Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis.

Real Art Ways has presented multiple works by Nan Goldin over the years, including a group show in 1988 called The Ballad of Sexual Dependency and 15 Years of RAW in 1990.