We joined devotees of the photographer and activist at a screening of the new documentary All the Beauty and Bloodshed, followed by a talk with Goldin.
New York Film Festival
New Emmett Till Film Moves and Rouses NYC Students
The student screening of Till emphasized an important aim of the film: to educate young people about the fierce love and activism of Mamie Till-Mobley, which played no small part in igniting the Civil Rights Movement.
Nan Goldin Documentary Wins Top Prize at Venice
Laura Poitras’s All the Beauty and the Bloodshed follows Goldin’s fight against the Sacklers’ attempts to artwash their reputations as chief architects of the opioid epidemic in the United States.
The Time Godard Called Filmgoers Bourgeois Fascists
Where are the directors taking the stage to acknowledge workers’ demands today?
A Washed-up Porn Star Wreaks Trumpian Mayhem in His Hometown
Sean Baker’s film about a washed-up porn star seducing a teenage girl is sexually frank in a way few US films are now.
Don’t Miss These Experimental Works at the New York Film Festival
With films touching on protest in France, China’s one-child policy, and Indigenous life in Canada, the 2021 Currents program stays both culturally and politically forward-thinking.
The 58th New York Film Festival, Now on the Big Screen
With quarantine restrictions now lifted, the festival’s virtual slate from last year is now getting play in theaters.
How Film Festivals Have Managed the Shift to Virtual
“I think this is going to become much more normal.” Workers at TIFF, NYFF, and Sundance reflect on a year of reduced in-person events and streaming premieres.
Steve McQueen Brings the Vibrancy of British Caribbean Communities to the Big Screen
With Mangrove, Lover’s Rock, and Red, White and Blue, McQueen’s Small Axe anthology emphasizes resilience and collective strength.
Did You Know Helen Keller Was a Socialist?
The documentary Her Socialist Smile reconstructs Keller from an icon of vague, feel-good platitudes to the fiercely political woman she truly was.
New York Stories That Play With Connection and Form
Among the shorts playing the 2020 New York Film Festival, those in the New York Stories block embody the spirit of a city erroneously declared dead, offering studies in movement and character.
What Not to Miss at the 2020 New York Film Festival
Get your popcorn ready. This year’s program includes highlights like Steve McQueen’s Small Axe films, ruminative queer romances, and incisive documentaries about US politics and Helen Keller’s activism.