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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Hilton Als Hilton Als ... Himself
Tom Brokaw ... Himself
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)
Jim Didion Jim Didion ... Himself, Joan's brother
Joan Didion ... Herself
Griffin Dunne ... Himself, Joan's nephew
John Gregory Dunne John Gregory Dunne ... Himself, Joan Didion's Husband (archive footage)
Quintana Roo Dunne Quintana Roo Dunne ... Herself, Joan Didion's Daughter (archive footage)
Tony Dunne Tony Dunne ... Himself, Joan's nephew
Harrison Ford ... Himself - Actor / Carpenter
David Hare ... Himself
Catherine Hearst Catherine Hearst ... Herself, Patricia Hearst's Mother (archive footage)
Patricia Hearst ... Herself (archive footage)
Linda Kasabian ... Herself (archive footage)
Ed Koch ... 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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English

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27 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Didion Doc See more »
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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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Half Moon
Written by John Hall & Johanna Hall
Performed by Janis Joplin
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music licensing
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Surprisingly Relevant and Touching
29 October 2017 | by hwhaley2001-530-818398See 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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