All the Beauty and the Bloodshed Sunday, December 18, 2022 5 p.m.-7 p.m.


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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Directed by Laura Poitras
(USA, 2022, digital)

Exclusive Houston Premiere

“A demonstration of how art, and the purpose behind it, can save lives ... easily one of the year’s best films.” —Houston Chronicle

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is a compelling documentary about renowned artist/activist Nan Goldin and her mission to hold the Sackler family responsible for the opioid crisis. The film reveals Goldin (who is well represented in the MFAH collections) through her work and via intimate interviews tracing her career and startling family revelations. Goldin’s establishment of the advocacy organization P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) is also featured. Directed by Oscar winner Laura Poitras (Citizenfour), this film was awarded the Golden Lion at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival.

Visiting Guidelines Masks are recommended in Museum auditoriums. Advance tickets are also recommended. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening starts. No late entry.

Accessibility The MFAH strives to provide a welcoming and accessible experience for all guests by offering a range of accommodations—learn more here.


The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Community Partner: Houston Cinema Arts Society