WEEK IN WOMEN: Laura Poitras’ ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED gets DVD/Blu-ray via Criterion – Brandy McDonnell reports

Laura Poitras’ Oscar-nominated 2022 documentary All the Beauty and the Bloodshed will be released on DVD and Blu-ray March 12 through The Criterion Collection. The Criterion Collection release will include several special edition features.

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ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED – Review by Diane Carson

The title of director Laura Poitras’ documentary All the Beauty and the Bloodshed announces the dual aspects of her profile of artist, activist Nan Goldin’s life. But, in truth, Goldin exhibits a through line to her personal and political work. In her own observation, she’s an outlier in her art and her protests. Goldin exposed the truth behind the Sackler name on many museum wings, rooms, and galleries, due to the money they’ve given from their deceptive OxyContin campaigns. For their activism, Goldin and those involved were snubbed and stalked, but undeterred channeled their frustration and anger into constructive action. To their credit, they’ve made a difference.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Laura Poitras to be Guest of Honor at IDFA – Brandy McDowell reports

Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras has been named the Guest of Honor for the 35th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, set for Nov. 9-20 in the Netherlands. Poitras (Citizenfour, My Country, My Country) will be honored at the Dutch festival with Top 10 and Retrospective programs.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Laura Poitras’ ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED is NYFF’s Centerpiece – Brandy McDonnell reports

In her new film, Laura Poitras weaves two narratives: the fabled life and career of era-defining artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty Goldin personally took on in her fight to hold accountable those responsible for the deadly opioid epidemic.

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