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Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022
"All the Beauty and the Bloodshed," Laura Poitras's epic documentary about photographer Nan Goldin and her activism against the Sackler family and their art connections has been awarded the Golden Lion for best film at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.
Poitras, the American...
Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022
When filmmaker Laura Poitras went to meet American photographer Nan Goldin about a project to document her protests against museums accepting money from the Sackler family, Goldin was slightly worried.
"My worry when she came on was that I didn't have any state secrets to share and I wasn...
Wednesday, May. 3, 2017
With all the weighty and momentous issues raised in "Risk," Laura Poitras' fascinating, thorny, and remarkably timely documentary on Julian Assange, one of the more subtly illuminating scenes is about something as inconsequential as a haircut.
The WikiLeaks founder is getting his locks...
Monday, Apr. 17, 2017
Laura Poitras' travel nightmare began more than a decade ago when the award-winning filmmaker started getting detained at airports every time she tried to set foot back in the United States.
She was stopped without explanation more than 50 times on foreign travel, and dozens more times on...
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Imagine if Bob Woodward's clandestine meetings in a Washington D.C. parking garage with Deep Throat had been documented — or, better yet, filmed by Woodward, himself.
The analogy isn't perfect, but that's about the closest equivalent to Laura Poitras...
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
With an uncommon view of history in action, a new documentary captures Edward Snowden's leak of NSA documents as it unfolded in a Hong Kong hotel room.
Laura Poitras' highly anticipated documentary "Citizenfour" premiered Friday night at the New York...