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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 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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27 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Joan Didion See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, 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
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Incredibly Intwresting Piece
12 March 2019 | by eandruskSee all my reviews

A film that carefully cronicles one of the best writers of our century. I found it thought provoking and although sad, one would be remiss to not watch it. Especially helpful for younger generations who perhaps did not grow up reading her books, but can still appreciate their appeal.


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