This week on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, we’re featuring a talk from the 60th New York Film Festival with photographer, artist, and activist Nan Goldin, moderated by NYFF programmer Rachael Rakes.
In the NYFF60 Centerpiece selection All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (opens Nov. 23!), documentarian Laura Poitras takes as her subject Nan Goldin. An era-defining artist who rose from the New York “No Wave” underground to become one of the great photographers of the late 20th century, Goldin put herself at the forefront of the battle against the Sackler family and their pharmaceutical empire, both as an activist at art institutions around the world that had accepted millions from the Sacklers and as an advocate for the destigmatization of drug addiction. This intimate, career-spanning conversation with Goldin dove into the personal and political roots of her creative practice, the radical humanism of her photography, and the defiant intertwinings of her art and activism.
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed opens on November 23 in our theaters. Don’t miss our Q&A with director Laura Poitras and P.A.I.N. activists Megan Kapler and Harry Cullen on November 26. Get showtimes and tickets here.
All NYFF60 Talks are presented by HBO.
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