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Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold Directed
Griffin Dunne USA / 2017 / 94 minutes
Times and Venues:
Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Griffin Dunne
SYNOPSIS: Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold is a biographical documentary featuring the life of influential American writer, Joan Didion. Directed by Joan's nephew, Griffin Dunne, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold enlightens the viewer with an unprecedented, intimate perspective on Joan's life and career accomplishments. The film features interviews from Joan herself, as well as close family and friends, interwoven with contextual archival footage/stills to visualize Joan's astute writing. Joan, famous for bringing order to disorder through her words, exposes, examines and divulges the most pivotal events in American history, making her one of the most recognizable and influential voices within the literary world. The story of this film not only considers Joan Didion the writer, but gives light to Joan Didion, the individual.
BIO: Griffin Dunne is an accomplished actor, director and producer.
Dunne's recent feature film credits include War Machine starring Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton and Dallas Buyers Club starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto. Dunne's feature film directorial debut was 1997's Addicted to Love, starring Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick, which he followed one year later with Practical Magic starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. On television, Dunne can currently be seen on Jill Soloway's new Amazon series I Love Dick starring opposite Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn. Previously, he recurred on the Showtime series House of Lies, playing opposite Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, and the Fox series Red Band Society opposite Octavia Spencer. In 2015, he completed a series arc on the WGN series Manhattan.
Cast/Featuring: Joan Didion, Hilton Als, David Hare, Amy Robinson, Griffin Dunne
Executive Producer(s): Ben Cotner, Jason Spingarn-Koff, Lisa Nishimura
Producer(s): Mary Recine, Annabelle Dunne, Associate Producer: Erica Rose
Director(s): Griffin Dunne
Screenwriter(s): Griffin Dunne
Cinematographer(s): Tom Hurwitz ASC, Reed Morano ASC, William Rexer
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