An unconventional biography of photographer Nan Goldin by Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) loops her work, her personal history and her activism powerfully together.
Celebrated for her intimate, explicit photographs of friends and lovers in the LGBTQ subcultures of 80s/90s Boston and New York through the HIV/AIDS crisis, in 2017 Goldin began speaking about her terrifying experience with the painkiller OxyContin. Founding the organisation PAIN, Goldin began lobbying galleries and museums benefiting from funds from the Sackler family – the owners of the drug company most responsible for the recent US opioid epidemic. It’s a devastating indictment of how western systems of power and profit exploit individual bodies and lives, but also a tribute to the ways this remarkable artist has found to challenge them.
DIRECTOR: Laura Poitras
1 HOUR 56 MINUTES
Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival
Shortlisted for Documentary Feature Oscar
*Please note: Film starts at advertised time*
Tuesday 14th March at 7.45pm
Friday 17th March at 8pm (Forum Screening)
Saturday 18th March at 7.45pm