Neon has acquired All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, for release in North American theaters this fall.
The film will world premiere in September at the Venice Film Festival, and then continue its festival run at the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival, where it will be featured as the festival’s Centerpiece.
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an epic, emotional story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography and rare footage of her fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis. The film interweaves Goldin’s past and present, the deeply personal and urgently political, from P.A.I.N.’s actions at renowned art institutions to Goldin’s photography of her friends and peers through her epic The Ballad of Sexual Dependency and her legendary 1989, NEA-censored AIDS exhibition Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing.
Poitras remarked, “Nan’s art and vision has inspired my work for years, and has influenced generations of filmmakers. When we began working together, it was essential to us that the film see a theatrical release. There are no better partners than Neon and Participant and I am honored to collaborate with them on this film.”