Director: Griffin Dunne
Directed by her nephew Griffin Dunne, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold is a clear-eyed look at the life and influence of famed journalist and writer Joan Didion. Didion’s career spans nearly fifty years and includes essays, novels, plays, and films. As The Center Will Not Hold notes, Didion has had a large influence on popular culture as a whole, with her writing now having influenced at least two generations of writers and essayists. The documentary is a loving look at her life and personality, seen through the eyes of family members. Didion is a singular figure, and Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold is a kind and extensive look at all that she’s accomplished in her long career.