» Laura Poitras: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

The Fresh Eye platform and the ArtMap project present the Czech preview of the film All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, directed by Laura Poitras, as part of the Culture Wars film cycle. The screening is scheduled for June 13, starting at 7:00 p.m., at the Edison Filmhub.

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 opioid crisis. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, 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, Witness: Against Our Vanishing. By founding the P.A.I.N. group, Goldin aimed to shame museums into rejecting Sackler money, destigmatize addiction and promote harm reduction. Inspired by Act Up, they orchestrated protests to call attention to the toxic philanthropy of the Sackler family, whose company, Purdue Pharma, ignited the opioid epidemic with its blockbuster drug, OxyContin.

The film screening will be preceded by a projection of photographs by Czech photographer Libuša Jarcovjáková.

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