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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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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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27 October 2017 (USA)  »

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The featured instrumental song is called Sandusky by Uncle Tupelo. See more »

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Features Stagecoach (1939) See more »

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Five To One
written by John Densmore, Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger & Ray Manzarek
performed by The Doors
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV licensing
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Surprisingly Relevant and Touching
29 October 2017 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

This film is a tribute to Ms. Didion, who was an amazing writer, and her writings were incredible that they were so easy to read and understand. Griffin Dunne does a fantastic job with this. I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed this film and how much it made me think and maybe tear up a bit. She was an amazing woman whose writings were concise and she was completely unafraid to relate the truth, no matter how unpleasant or downright ugly - or how painful. We have all lost loved ones, children sometimes and certainly spouses, and even innocence in the political and social systems - she really was able to convey the feelings - the reality of loosing major parts of your life and to still survive. This is a wonderful film, and encompasses more than just a tribute to a wonderful Aunt. She is an amazing person.


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