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Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017)

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Literary icon Joan Didion reflects on her remarkable career and personal struggles in this intimate documentary directed by her nephew, Griffin Dunne.

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Credited cast:
Hilton Als ...
Himself
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Himself
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Himself (archive footage)
Jim Didion ...
Himself, Joan's brother
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Herself
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Himself, Joan's nephew
John Gregory Dunne ...
Himself, Joan Didion's Husband (archive footage)
Quintana Roo Dunne ...
Herself, Joan Didion's Daughter (archive footage)
Tony Dunne ...
Himself, Joan's nephew
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Himself - Actor / Carpenter
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Himself
Catherine Hearst ...
Herself, Patricia Hearst's Mother (archive footage)
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Herself (archive footage)
Linda Kasabian ...
Herself (archive footage)
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Himself, Mayor of New York (archive footage)
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Literary icon Joan Didion reflects on her remarkable career and personal struggles in this intimate documentary directed by her nephew, Griffin Dunne.

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written by John Hall & Johanna Hall
performed by Janis Joplin
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Why did it take so long for a Didion biopic?
28 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

10/28/17. Oh my, what if Griffin Dunne didn't do this biopic when he did? Didion is now in her early 80s and it's amazing why there wasn't one done before this one. Such a celebrated writer and screenwriter finally got what she deserved. While well-known her private life was filled with tragedy, from the sudden death of her husband and early death of her only daughter at 39. Her book, The Year of Magical Thinking, is perhaps the best book ever about how those left behind deal with the death of a loved one. That book and this movie are worth catching.


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